George Condo - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, February 10, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Company New York, Contemporary Art Part II, 13 May 2005, Lot 389
    Alain Noirhomme Sprl, Belgium
    Private Collection, Switzerland

  • 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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144

Untitled (Miro)

1987 - 1988
oil on canvas
228.5 x 183 cm. (89 7/8 x 72 in.)
Signed and dated 'Condo 88.1' on the reverse.

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for £98,500

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Day Sale 11 February 2014 2pm