Lot 539
  • 539


300,000 - 400,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • George Condo
  • Mary
  • signed, titled and dated 04 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 48 by 36 in. 121.9 by 91.4 cm.


Sprüth Magers Lee, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006


New York, New Museum; Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; London, Hayward Gallery; Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, George Condo: Mental States, January 2011 - May 2012, p. 88, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"I’m exaggerating and personifying some of their extreme emotional vicissitudes...And I love the freedom to capture that in painting, where it’s like, these are the limits of hysteria, these are the limits of humanity, this is how far people really take it, and how far I see them take it. And I guess that was the other thing I got from Picasso. It’s the idea of Cubism—but rather than seeing and depicting this coffee cup, say, from four different angles at the same time, I’m seeing a personality from multiple angles at once. Instead of space being my subject, I’m painting all of someone’s emotional potentialities at once, and that’s what I’d call Psychological Cubism." George Condo