George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Phillips

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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

    Picasso once said, "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." Indeed, American artist George Condo frequently cites Picasso as an explicit source in his contemporary cubist compositions and joyous use of paint. Condo is known for neo-Modernist compositions staked in wit and the grotesque, which draw the eye into a highly imaginary world. 

    Condo came up in the New York art world at a time when art favored brazen innuendo and shock. Student to Warhol, best friend to Basquiat and collaborator with William S. Burroughs, Condo tracked a different path. He was drawn to the endless inquiries posed by the aesthetics and formal considerations of Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Old Masters.

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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