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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

    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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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

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018