Rare Records

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  • Provenance

    Galleria In Arco, Turin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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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Rare Records

signed and dated 'Condo 86' right vertical edge; further titled 'Rare Records'' upper edge
felt tip pen, crayon and pastel on paper
20.4 x 13.8 cm (8 x 5 3/8 in.)
Executed in 1986.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 

sold for £2,500

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Simon Tovey
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London Auction 5 December 2018