George Condo - HEATWAVE: Online Auction London Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Milan
    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.

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Electric Harlequin

signed and numbered '16/70 George Condo' lower margin
lithograph with screenprint in colours on Fabriano paper
image 60 x 48.3 cm (23 5/8 x 19 in.)
sheet 73 x 58 cm (28 3/4 x 22 7/8 in.)

Executed in 2000, this work is number 16 from an edition of 70 plus 20 artist's proofs.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £9,375

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