George Condo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sprüth Magers, London
    Acquired from the above 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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Cubist Woman

signed and dated 'Condo 03' lower left
ink pen and gouache on paper
29.7 x 30.2 cm (11 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2003.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 

Contact Specialist

Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Director

20th Century & Contemporary Art

+44 20 7318 4065
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 21 October 2020