George Condo - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips

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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

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

New York 8 December 2020