Mental States

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  • Artist Bio

    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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Mental States

2011
Graphite 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 pencil, published by Hayward Gallery, London, on the occasion of the artist's exhibition George Condo: Mental States.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

sold for $5,625

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 25 October 2019