George Condo - Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Bischofberger, Zürich
    Akira Ikeda Gallery, Japan
    Private Collection, Italy
    Acquired from the above 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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Weather vane

signed, titled and dated 'Condo 85 Weather vane' on the reverse
oil on canvas, in artist's frame
34.9 x 28.5 cm (13 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
Painted in 1985.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £13,970

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Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale

London Auction 27 June 2024