George Condo - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

  • 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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Five works: Untitled

Three works: watercolour on paper
each: 34 × 26 cm (13 3/8 × 10 1/4 in); 1 work: colour pencil on paper, 24.5 × 31.3 cm (9 5/8 × 12 3/8 in), 1 work: ink on paper, 45 × 37.7 cm (17 3/4 × 14 7/8 in).
Each signed and dated ‘Condo 85’ upper and lower edges.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £18,750

Contemporary Art Day Sale

13 October 2011