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  • Provenance

    Le Case D'Arte, Milan
    Private Collection
    Christie's, South Kensington, 23 September 2015, lot 313
    Private Collection
    Auctionata, online, 5 December 2016, lot 21
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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signed and dated 'Condo '85' on the reverse
watercolour on paper
28 x 20.6 cm (11 x 8 1/8 in.)
Executed in 1985.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £22,500

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London Auction 11 April 2019