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

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Templon, Paris
    Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich
    Christie's, New York, April 1, 2008, lot 39
    Crane Kalman Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Cardinal with Three Emeralds

signed and dated "Condo 94" upper left; further signed, titled and dated "Condo 94 Cardinal with 3 Emeralds" on the reverse
colored pencil and pastel on velvet paper
25 3/4 x 20 in. (65.4 x 50.8 cm.)
Executed in 1994.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $30,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018