#4, from the suite More sketches of Spain - For Miles Davis
United States of America
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- Materials used
- 48.0 x 56.5 cm platemark; 69.0 x 76.8 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "GCondo". Not dated.
- Gift of Douglas Kagi 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Not on display
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- © George Condo/Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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
Other works by George Condo
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