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492
George Condo
JESUS ON THE CROSS
Estimate
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492
George Condo
JESUS ON THE CROSS
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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George Condo
B. 1957
JESUS ON THE CROSS
signed and dated 07 on the reverse
oil on canvas
53 by 46 in. 134.6 by 116.8 cm.
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Provenance

Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zürich
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Significant art must somehow address the world in which it is made and presented. On the surface, a portrait of Jesus hardly seems like a vehicle for engaging current concerns, yet in its convergence of gravitas and cartoonish-ness, of emotional credibility and ridiculousness, Condo's painting sums up defining aspects of our relationship with contemporary culture. Simultaneously soliciting varied registers of response, it instills a general uncertainty as to how we might go about deciphering its mixed messages."

Ralph Rugoff, "The Mental States of America," in Exh. Cat., New York, The New Museum (and traveling), George Condo: Mental States, 2011, p. 11

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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