George Condo - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Phillips
  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Untitled No. 7, Untitled 8, Untitled No. 9, Untitled 10, and Untitled No. 12

  • Artist Biography

    George Condo


    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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More Sketches of Spain - for Miles Davis: five plates

Five etching and aquatints, on Guarro paper, with full margins.
all I. 118 x 85.3 cm (46 1/2 x 33 5/8 in.)
all S. 132 x 97 cm (51 7/8 x 38 1/4 in.) two horizontal

All signed, two numbered 5/40, two numbered 37/40, and one annotated 'P.EX.' in pencil (one a proof aside from the edition), published by Alexander Kahan, New York, all framed.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £6,875

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 June 2018