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  • Provenance

    Lia Rumma, Naples

  • 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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Carboncino

1984
graphite on paper laid on canvas, plaster
36.4 x 46 cm (14 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.)
Signed and dated 'Condo 84·2·20' lower right.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £10,000

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Tamila Kerimova
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Under the Influence

London Auction 8 April 2014 2pm