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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, London, 15 March 2016, lot 4
    Private Collection
    Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 10 June 2016, lot 773
    Acquired at 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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121

Untitled

signed and dated 'Condo '92' upper left
crayon on paper
30.5 x 21.5 cm (12 x 8 1/2 in.)
Executed in 1992.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £27,500

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London Auction 7 December 2017