Max Protetch, New York Collection of Reader's Digest Association, New York (acquired from the above in 1991) Christie's, New York, 7 March 2012, Lot 49 Private Collection, London (acquired from the above sale) Sotheby's, New York, 19 May 2017, Lot 429 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
“I’m interested in what happens when a text is difficult to read or frustrates legibility—what that says about our ability to think about each other, know each other, process each other.”
This work is in excellent condition overall. The surface texture is inherent to the artist's working method. 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.