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  • Provenance

    Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich
    Private Collection
    Phillips, New York, Under the Influence, 19 September 2013, lot 63
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    George Condo

    American • 1957

    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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Angular Head Sculpture with Turning Smile

2005
conté crayon on paper
76.2 x 56.5 cm (30 x 22 1/4 in.)
Signed and dated 'Condo 05' lower right. Further signed, titled and dated 'Condo "Angular head sculpture with turning smile" 05' on the reverse.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £31,250

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
Head of Sale
+ 44 20 7318 4061

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2016