Estate of the Artist Robert Miller Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
"An important means other than one of the main tools besides color was the use of positive and negative shapes or space... If all positive and negative areas became as strong as possible, there would be no negative areas: the image could become one strong positive shape. What counted was that one final shape."
Slim Stealingworth, Tom Wesselmann, New York 1980, p. 20
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined. There is evidence of very minor wear and handling to the corners and turning edges and some very faint surface soiling. Only visible when unframed, there is evidence of very minor, unobtrusive tension cracking along the perimeter of the work. Only visible under very close inspection, there are a few very minor, unobtrusive pinpoint surface accretions. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed. 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.