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Title

#2, from the suite More sketches of Spain - For Miles Davis

1991

Artist

George Condo

United States of America

1957 –

  • Details

    Date
    1991
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Edition
    24/40
    Dimensions
    48.0 x 56.5 cm platemark; 69.0 x 76.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "GCondo". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Douglas Kagi 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    345.2018.2
    Copyright
    © George Condo/Copyright Agency

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    In George Condo’s words, 'drawing is a way of life, it’s a kinda private activity that you basically do when nobody’s watching'.1 An accomplished draftsman, he works quickly, calling on memory rather than working with a live model or from photographs, often not stepping back from his compositions until he’s done.

    In this suite of prints we see evidence of Condo’s admiration for Spanish artists, from Francisco de Goya’s winged birdmen to Pablo Picasso’s ‘Vollard’ suite. Is that a miniature ‘infanta’ Margarita or one of Juan Munoz’s ‘Conversation piece’ figures in the female figure’s hand? A talented musician, Condo gave this suite a title that references his love of jazz and his hero Miles Davis, whose 1960 masterpiece album was titled ‘Sketches of Spain’.

    1. ‘George Condo on his ‘Drawings for distanced figures’’, Hauser & Wirth, 2 April 2020, youtube.com/watch?v=C95M8jg4M30, accessed 10 November 2021

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