Marlborough Gallery, New York Acquired by the present owner from the above in March 2012
"In the sutured tears of his fabrics and paper, in the metal set into the wooden figures of his sculptures, in the oil colors and pigments, one perceives the triumphant affirmation of a reality of objects and paintings that extend beyond canvas and volume, painting and statue." (Valeriano Bozal, Maneras de mirar mundos, Madrid, 2001, p. 9)
This work is in very good condition overall. There are several raised points where previous contact to the paint surface is apparent. One point is 29 inches from the left edge and 26 inches from the bottom. The other point is 22 inches from the right edge and 18 inches from the bottom. There is evidence of craquelure to some of the white painted areas, which is inherent to the artists working method. Under ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Please note this work will be accompanied by a frame constructed according to the artist's specifications. 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.