George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, France (gifted by the artist)

  • 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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Untitled

signed and dated 'Condo 1990' lower left; further signed, dedicated, inscribed and dated 'Condo 1990 For DR. Fonty with fond memories of July 19, 1990 at Eleonore's birth PARIS Condo' on the reverse
oil on canvas
33 x 24.2 cm (12 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Painted in 1990.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £43,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019