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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

    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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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