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  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York
    Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
    Marc Johnson, Miami
    Christie's, New York, May 14, 2009, lot 349
    Private Collection, New York
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, December 14, 2010, lot 112
    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, Winter Legends, January - February, 2008
    New York, Luhring Augustine, George Condo: Recent Paintings, February - March, 2008

  • Artist Biography

    George Condo

    American • 1957

    Few artists have dedicated their careers as singularly to one genre as George Condo has to that of portraiture. He is drawn to the endless inquiries posed by the aesthetics and formal considerations of Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Old Masters. Emerging on the New York art scene in the 1980s alongside contemporaries such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Condo developed a distinctive visual lexicon that is unmistakably his own. 

    Student to Warhol, friend to Basquiat and collaborator with William S. Burroughs, Condo tracked a different path. The artist frequently cites Picasso as a predominant influence in his contemporary cubist compositions and joyous use of paint. Condo is known for postmodernist compositions staked in wit and the grotesque, which draw the eye into a highly imaginary world. 

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The Athlete

signed and dated "Condo 07" on the reverse
oil on canvas
24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 2007.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $150,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018