Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York Private Collection, Las Vegas (acquired from the above in 2003) Gift of the above to the present owner in 2007
New York, Brent Sikkema Gallery, Amy Sillman: I am curious (yellow), April - May 2003
"I'm in this process of trying to create a free space. Like an open field, where figure and ground are in very ambivalent, complex relationships. On top of that, I also wanted to see if I could try to blurt something out, or make something completely immediate, that ends up fitting perfectly."
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined. The areas of impasto are stable and intact. There is evidence of minor wear and handling to the corners and turning edges resulting in a few, pinpoint losses to the pigment. There are a few, scattered, unobtrusive pinpoint surface accretions possibly from the time of execution. Under close inspection there are scattered areas of stable hairline craquelure throughout, most notably in the bluish white areas in the center to the right and along the lower quadrant, which is inherent and consistent with the artist's choice of medium. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there are a few small areas that fluoresce lightly but do not appear to be as a result 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.