Woody Gwyn, Santa Fe (gift of the artist in 1981) Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2010
“When I think of art, I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.” Agnes Martin in Beauty is the Mystery of Life, Agnes Martin, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1992, p. 10
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged on the reverse to the backing board at the top two corners. Only visible under very close inspection, there is evidence of very minor handling along the edges of the sheet and the corners are very mildly dulled. The sheet undulates slightly due to the artist's choice of medium and there is evidence of very pale time staining. Only visible under very close inspection, there is evidence of very minor, unobtrusive and intermittent rubbing to a few areas of the applied pigment. There are a few very soft, unobtrusive creases to the right edge of the sheet. Framed under glass. 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.