George Condo - New Now London Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Michael Maloney Contemporary Art Inc., Santa Monica
    Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
    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.

    View More Works


Untitled (Portrait)

signed and dated 'Condo 84' lower right; further signed, inscribed and dated 'tenerife and Africa Condo 84' on the reverse
oil on canvas
46 x 38.1 cm (18 1/8 x 15 in.)
Painted in 1984.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £37,500

Contact Specialist
Simon Tovey
Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
+44 20 7318 4084

New Now

London Auction 12 December 2019