Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2010
New York, Andrea Rosen Gallery, She Awoke with a Jerk, May - June 2010
“Cooke’s intention is to unsettle us. His technical mastery is undeniable, but it seems that this skill is consistently put to mis-use” (Mary Horlock, ‘Art Now: Nigel Cooke’, Tate Britain, 7 February 2004, online).
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals a faint and unobtrusive rub mark in the background to the lower left of the figure. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light. "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."