George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York
    Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Moscow, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, George Condo, 8 May-8 August, 2008

  • Artist Biography

    George Condo


    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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oil on canvas
136.6 x 157.5 cm (53 3/4 x 62 in.)
Signed and dated 'Condo 06' on the reverse.

£150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for £182,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 10 February 2016 2pm