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b. 1957


signed and dated 06

pencil on paper

sheet: 45.1 by 43.1 cm. 17¾ by 17 in.

framed: 58.5 by 56.5 cm. 23 by 22¼ in.

Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot

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This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached to the backing board in several places and undulates slightly along the top edge. The sheet is finely deckled alongside the left edge. Extremely close inspection reveals an unobtrusive abrasion to the centre of the left edge.

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Private Collection

Acquired from the above by the present owner

London, Simon Lee Gallery, George Condo, February - April 2007

“In the beginning I took fragments of architecture to create a person, now I take a person and fragment them to make architecture”

(George Condo cited in: Laura Hoptman, ‘Abstraction as a State of Mind’ in: Exh. Cat., New York, New Museum, George Condo: Mental States, New York, 2011, p. 24).