Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York Regen Projects, Los Angeles Acquired from the above by Marc Jacobs in January 2003
"The people I paint don't exist. The only thing that's real is the painting. It's not like a photograph where there's another reality that existed at a certain moment in time in the past. The image is only happening right now and this is the only version of it."
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of very minor wear and handling along the edges with associated light abrasions. Embedded paint bristles are scattered throughout, inherent to the work. Upon close inspection and under raking light, very faint cracking is visible along the edges. 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.