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George Condo
THE STRANGERS
Estimate
500,000700,000
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231
George Condo
THE STRANGERS
Estimate
500,000700,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

George Condo
B. 1957
THE STRANGERS
signed and dated 09 on the reverse
oil on canvas
48 by 44 in. 121.9 by 111.7 cm.
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Provenance

Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Private Collection
Simon Lee Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Exhibited

Berlin, Sprüth Magers, Family Portraits, January - April 2010

Literature

Roberto Bolaño, “The Writer is Gravely Ill,” Harper's Magazine, August 2010, p. 18, 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

Contemporary Curated

|
New York