George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London

  • 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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The Colorful Tailor

signed and dated 'Condo 08' upper left
pastel and acrylic on paper
126.3 x 104 cm (49 3/4 x 40 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2008.

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £185,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 10 March 2017