Allan Stone Gallery, New York Private Collection, Austria Sotheby's, London, June 23, 2005, Lot 245 Acquired by the present owner from the above sale
The reason I take a lot of photographs is to make up for the fact that one photograph really doesn't give me all the information I need. Also, the camera is like one eye and it really deals only with values. And painting is trickery, because you can make people respond by guiding their eyes around the picture. The photograph doesn't do that because a camera doesn't have ideas. It can only reproduce, so you have to use a lot of trickery. - Richard Estes
This work in in very good condition. The edges are slightly soiled and there are scattered pin-point spots of brown accretion. There is an impression to the bottom left corner. There is an unobtrusive black scuff mark located at the center of the canvas as well as a white scuff mark to the bottom right corner. Under ultra-violet inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed in a silver metal frame with taped edges. 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.