Lot 45
  • 45

Gilbert & George

Estimate
600,000 - 800,000 USD
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Description

  • Gilbert & George
  • The Moon
  • signed, titled and dated 1978 on the lower right panel
  • sixteen hand-dyed gelatin silver prints in original artist's frames
  • Each: 23 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. 60.6 x 50.5 cm. Overall: 95 1/2 x 79 1/2 in. 242.6 x 201.9 cm.

Provenance

Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1978

Exhibited

New York, Sonnabend Gallery, Gilbert & George: New Photo Pieces, March - April 1978

Literature

Carter Ratcliff, Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures 1971 - 1985, New York, 1986, p. 121, illustrated in color
Rudi Fuchs, Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures 1971 - 2005, Volume I, London, 2007, p. 303, illustrated in color

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. Each sheet is framed in the metal and Plexiglas frames typical of the artists' work. As part of the process, the artists may retouch areas in individual photographs, primarily in the red and black images. Most of the retouching is located along the bottom edge (panels 1, 4, 5, 9 and 12) and much of it is barely visible due to the frames with the exception of a 1 inch half oval in panel 4.
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.
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