George Condo, ‘Original Collage for Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine Artist Card (Unique)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
George Condo, ‘Original Collage for Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine Artist Card (Unique)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery

Here is another unique, awesome piece of Pop Art ephemera and an important piece of Interview Magazine and 1980s street art history. This is the original mockup collage for George Condo's famous artist's card published in Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine. Created for a 1987 issue of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine - which significantly, was the year Warhol died -- this unique collage by George Condo was reproduced as an artist’s Christmas Holiday card. The series of cards for Interview also included works by Kenny Scharf and Barbara Kruger, all three reproduced on a single perforated cardstock page. In fact, George Condo signed and dated this work on Christmas day -- 12-25-87. (Note that Warhol died in February of that year, but Interview magazine has continued to this very day.)
Condition: collaged element is affixed with tape that is lifting and has yellowed. Sheet is adhered to backing with Scotch tape.
Framed: 10 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches
Sheet: 7 inches by 5 inches

Signature: Signed Condo and dated 87-12-25

Doyle's '80's Downtown Art via Artsy, September 29, 2016 [LOT 25]

About George Condo

George Condo’s work is populated by a cast of characters whose bulging eyes, bulbous cheeks, proliferating limbs, and hideous over- and under-bites set them apart as a singular species. Drawing on vastly diverse painting practices—like Pablo Picasso, Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse, and Cy Twombly—Condo absorbs a vast range of art-historical sources, yet, at the same, creates a pictorial language characteristically his own, one that investigates the macabre, the carnivalesque, and the abject. He calls his surrealistic style “psychological cubism”, exploiting “our own imperfections—the private, off-moments or unseen aspects of humanity—that often give way to some of painting’s most beautiful moments.” Even Condo’s most abstract works, like Internal Space (2005) with its impenetrable geometric scaffolding of forms radiating from the painting’s center, explore the furthest extremes of the human psyche.

American, b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire, based in New York, New York