Pace Gallery, New York Private Collection Christie’s, New York, 10 March 2011, Lot 115 Private Collection, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
“I see today’s world as it is! Absurd and exaggerated – and I need to turn it into something truthful. As an artist you are a mirror, but simply reflecting today’s culture is not enough, it has to come through as a visual correction” (George Condo cited in: Dorian May, ‘Portrait of an Artist. George Condo’, Vanity Fair, 5 July 2018, online).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the yellow is slightly lighter and brighter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some very faint rub marks to the upper left hand corner tip and to the centre of the lower edge and some tiny spots of wear to the two extreme lower corner tips. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."