Lot 65
  • 65

GEORGE CONDO (B. 1957) | Untitled, 'circa' 1982-83

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • George Condo (b. 1957)
  • Untitled, 'circa' 1982-83
  • oil on canvas
oil on canvas


Private Collection, California (gift of the artist)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

In the wake of unprecedented market results, museum shows spanning the globe, and a fervent interest in the scholarly realm, George Condo’s earliest, most foundational works have come under a renewed focus. The artist’s 'Untitled,' executed just as Condo articulated the notion of ‘artificial realism,’ exhibits the conceptual tenets which would come to define his practice. 'Untitled' synthesizes disparate art historical subject matter, distorted through a Modernist lens, to forge a sense of pathos and psychological intensity that feels irrefutably contemporary. The present work simultaneously references art history while shedding the weight of the past, granting rare access into Condo’s development as one of the most important painters of the Contemporary era.