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  • Provenance

    The Collection of Yoko Ono (acquired directly from the artist)
    Private Collection, Europe

  • Catalogue Essay

    'What’s possible with painting that’s not in real life is you can see two or three sides of a personality at the same time.' George Condo

  • 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

signed and dated 'Condo '97' lower left
oil on canvas, in artist's frame
168.4 x 144.1 cm (66 1/4 x 56 3/4 in.)
Painted in 1997.

Estimate
£150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for £543,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 8 March 2019