Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 1997
Pittsburgh, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, '100% Centennial, Collecting CFA,' January - March 2006
John Currin's body of work draws from encyclopedic influences ranging from Old Master paintings to pin-up models. The subtle eroticism in 'Seated Couple' demonstrates the artist's continued exploration of beauty and lust. The present work was included in the 2006 exhibition '100% Centennial, Collecting CFA' at Carnegie Mellon University.
This work is in excellent condition overall. The sheet is window matted and hinged at the reverse of the upper edge to the backing board. The edges of the sheet are deckle and there is an artist's pinhole in each corner, not visible when matted. There is a slight undulation to the sheet, visible upon close inspection. There is a faint area of stray media above the woman's right knee, visible upon close inspection. Framed under glass. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.