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  • 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

    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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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

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London Auction 12 December 2019