Acquired from the artist by the present owner in 2000
Valencia, Almudín de Valencia, Manolo Valdés en las Colecciones Valencianas, November 2012 - March 2013, p. 35, illustrated
"Manolo Valdés is one of the most original and prolific artists of modern-day Spain... He has maintained a permanent dialogue with the great artists of the past – Velazquez, Goya, Matisse, Cranach, Masaccio, Manet, etc. – which makes his work complete and integrated in time, a bridge between tradition and modernity." Mario Vargas Llosa Exh. Cat., Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Manolo Valdés (1981-2006), 2006, p. 47
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is darker in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some extremely light and unobtrusive surface scratches, rub marks and burnishing in places. There is evidence of oxidisation predominantly to the recesses, and some light dust has settled in places. "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."