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  • 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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Untitled (Mental States playing card drawing)

2011
Ink drawing, on a playing card with accompanying limited edition set of playing cards, all contained in the original purple paper-covered box.
card 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 6.4 cm)
box 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 2 in. (14 x 21 x 5.1 cm)

The drawing signed and dated in black ink, published by Hayward Gallery, London, on the occasion of the artist's exhibition George Condo: Mental States.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $13,860

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021