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  • Provenance

    Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
    Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo/ Nagoya
    Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, 29 April 2017, lot 181
    Di Bella Gallery, Palermo
    Private Collection, Lugano

  • 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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268

Soft Green Abstraction

signed and dated 'CONDO '83' on the reverse
oil on canvas board
40.6 x 30.5 cm (15 7/8 x 12 in.)
Painted in 1983.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £35,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018