George Condo - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 'Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis Collection', 08 November 2005, lot 85
    Acquired from 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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PROPERTY FROM THE DORON SEBBAG ART COLLECTION, ORS LTD

155

Untitled

1996
charcoal on paper
71.1 x 49.8 cm. (27 7/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
Signed and dated 'Condo 96' lower left.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 17 October 2013