Private Collection Acquired from the above by the present owner
“Valdes uses the mechanism of evocation; he does not simply recall or record other works. Instead he narrates from another angle, from a torsion.” Kosme de Baranano Manolo Valdes, Ediciones Poligrafa, November 1999 p.188
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some oxidisation to the recesses, some light burnishing in places and a few shallow and unobtrusive surface scratches which are only visible when examined under raking light; all of which is in keeping with the artist's working process and choice of medium. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."