George Condo - Under the Influence London Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 'Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis Collection', 08 November 2005, lot 83
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Untitled

1996
charcoal on paper
67.6 x 47.9 cm (26 5/8 x 18 7/8 in)
Signed and dated 'Condo 96' lower centre.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £12,500

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Under the Influence

11 April 2013
London