Mary Boone Gallery, New York Christie's, New York, May 12, 2011 Acquired by the present owner from the above sale
A.M. Homes, Eric Fischl: Beach Paintings, New York, 2009, p. 131, illustrated in color
"Light and water in combination has been both a painting condition and a spiritual condition. A body in water changes shape: it's distorted, it wavers, its edges become less clear. It is a metaphor for transformation."
Eric Fischl (Arthur C. Danto, Robert Enright, Steve Martin, Eric Fischl 1970 - 2000, The Monacelli Press, New York, p. 166)
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined. There are some scattered areas of minor craquelure. Unframed. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.