Current Editions, Seattle Private Collection, Washington Sotheby's, New York, 8 October 1988, Lot 206 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
“Rather than offering his source photographs as vehicles of 'pure' meaning, Rauschenberg embedded them within complex fields of visual information where past and present, history and the contemporary moment, seem to coexist."
Richard Meyer, Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Robert Rauschenberg, 2016, p. 191
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is deckled and hinged intermittently verso to the mat. There is a soft undulation to the sheet. The variations to the pigment application are inherent and consistent with the artist's choice of medium and working method. Under close inspection, there is evidence of some stray media and minor wear and handling to the corners and edges. Only visible under very close inspection, there are a few, minor unobtrusive surface accretions. 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.