George Condo - New Now London Thursday, July 13, 2023 | Phillips
  • “My painting is about this interchangeability of languages in art where one second you might feel the background has the shading and tonalities you would see in a Rembrandt portrait, but the subject is completely different and painted like some low-culture, transgressive mutation of a comic strip.”
    —George Condo

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

    • Artist Biography

      George Condo


      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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signed and dated ‘Condo 10/00’ upper right
oil and gouache on clayboard
17.9 x 12.8 cm (7 x 5 in.)
Executed in 2000.

Full Cataloguing

£60,000 - 80,000 

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London Auction 13 July 2023