Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan Catellani Collection, Modena Galleria Mazzoli, Modena Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1985
“I wonder whether it’s harder for 1) a man to be a man, 2) a man to be a woman, 3) a woman to be a woman, or 4) a woman to be a man. I don’t really know the answer, but from watching all the different types, I know that the people who think they’re working the hardest are the men who are trying to be women...”
This work is in good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and slightly slack on the stretcher. There is evidence of wear and handling to the corners and turning edges with associated losses to the pigment particularly at the lower left and right corners. There is evidence of tension cracking to the surface along the turning edges. There are staple marks to the turning edges of the canvas. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed under Plexiglas. 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.