Private Collection, Bethesda (acquired directly from the artist circa 1995)
"My formula has always been one of change... It's really a matter of confidence and of gut instincts. I'll take a chance on losing everything in order to gain something else. As a result, I usually gain, because all of my experiences and methods are cumulative."
This work is in very good condition overall. The work affixes to the wall with pins. The folding, creasing and variations to the canvas and the pigment are due to the artist's working method and choice of medium. There are faint, non-obtrusive scattered accretions noted to the surface of the work. 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.