Estate of the Artist Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1998
New York, A/D Gallery, Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos, March - May 1998 London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, Mangelos, June - July 1998
"Since his first drawings in his exercise books, Mangelos referred to geometry and more precisely to the scientist Pythagoras, who was allegedly the first in Ancient Greece to claim that he was a philosopher. Mangelos probably liked that Pythagoras hasn't left a single line of writing. The philosopher is for him the symbol of a rational thought allied with a moral wisdom, long before the civilization turn which converted the reason into an instrumental and domination process of man over nature."
- Ivana Bašičević Antić, Ješa Denegri & François Piron, Mangelos, 2014
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light dust accumulation on the surface. There are some scattered, very minor losses to the pigment, particularly at the top and bottom edges. There are a few fine hairline surface scratches. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. 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.