B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago Acquavella Galleries, New York Acquired by the present owner from the above
“Call it layer painting, gestural painting, easel painting or whatever you want. I paint oil on canvas – without an easel. Conventional methods. I do not condense things. I try to eliminate clichés, extraneous material. I try to make it exact. My painting is not an allegory or a story. It is more like a poem.” Joan Mitchell
This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges of the canvas. Under close inspection, there are some isolated areas of craquelure and minor areas of paint loss in the center of the canvas. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed. 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.