The Guston Foundation will include this work in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Philip Guston.
Rudolf Gallery, Woodstock Private Collection Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 1989
"I was influenced by the cities you see on the hills. Then I became interested in the gardens, the formal gardens there. They were all around us where we lived in Rome up on the Gianiculum. And these are just some fantasies I did, a whole series of things influenced by the gardens, the way they cut them in various shapes...To me they represent so much...This actually makes me think of where we lived and what I saw out the window and so on. Even though it didn't look literally like that, of course." Philip Guston
This work is in very good condition overall. There is extremely minor evidence handling to the edges. There is an artist's pinhole in the lower right corner. There is a slight undulation to the sheet, inherent to the artist's working method and chosen medium. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat along the edges. 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.