George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
    Luhring Augustine, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Daniel Templon, George Condo: Dedicated to Keith, April 20 - May 26, 1990, pp. 46-47 (illustrated, p. 47)

  • 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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Full Figure Combination

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "Condo 90 PARIS Full Figure Combination FULL FIGURE COMBINATION Condo 90 PARIS" on the stretcher
oil on canvas, in 3 parts
overall 76 3/4 x 96 3/4 in. (194.9 x 245.7 cm.)
Painted in 1990.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $591,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 November 2017