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  • Provenance

    Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 2006

  • Exhibited

    Brussels, Xavier Hufkens; New York, Luhring Augustine, George Condo: Existential Portraits, January 26 - June 3, 2006, p. 136 (illustrated, p. 108)

  • 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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Smiling Girl with Lilac Shirt

signed, titled and dated "Condo 05 Smiling girl with Lilac shirt" on the reverse
oil on canvas, in artist's frame
canvas 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
artist's frame 17 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (43.5 x 38.4 cm)

Executed in 2005.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $226,800

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York 8 December 2020