Gagosian Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005
"I take figures from art history and use them… Like I’ll take a Goya figure, and then a Bacon figure… But it’s important to mix it up between artists so it doesn’t become too derivative. I have been looking at Munch and Beckmann. I find as I get more assured of the fact that I can paint, I don’t mind letting my influences show."
This work is in excellent condition overall. The canvas is unlined. There is evidence of very minor wear along the edges. There is evidence of some minor stray medium in the middle left quadrant from time of execution. Under very close inspection, there are minor areas of pinpoint wear to the paint along the lower left edge. 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.