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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich
    Private Collection, Italy

  • 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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Funny landscape

1985
oil on canvas
81 x 64.6 cm (31 7/8 x 25 3/8 in)
Signed, titled and dated 'Condo 85 Funny Landscape' on the reverse.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 June 2012
London