Artist George Condo nabs Upper East Side pad

From LLNYC: The (very appropriately named) contemporary visual artist George Condo, has just paid $19.8 million for a condo at the Amory S. Carhart Mansion at 3 East 95th Street in an off-market deal, city records show.

George Condo (credit: Soundandlight via Wikimedia)

Condo bought the the full floor spread from Merrill Lynch honcho Do Woo Kim and his wife Aeri who paid $12.5 million for the 12-room apartment in 2005. City records also list Dow Kim as an owner.

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According to previous listing information, the unit has 6,770 square feet of interior space plus 260 square feet of outdoor space, and at that time it came with three bedrooms, a library, a home office, a breakfast room and multiple fireplaces.

Condo’s work is in the permanent collections of the MoMA, the Whitney and the Met.

Tamara Mellon, the shoe designer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo, currently owns the $25 million penthouse in the building. She’s been trying to part with it for almost three years.

Update: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Mellon as the seller.