Lot 105
  • 105

Lee Bontecou

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Description

  • Lee Bontecou
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated 1962
  • charcoal and pencil on paper
  • 24 1/8 by 35 3/8 in. 61.3 by 89.9 cm.

Provenance

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1965

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. There is a slight undulation in the sheet, most notably at the top right corner. There are scattered surface accretions most noticeably at the following locations: the first is located 11 1/2 inches from the left edge and 3/4 inches from the top edge, the second is 6 1/2 inches from the left edge along the bottom edge and lastly, the third is 18 3/4 inches from the left edge along the bottom edge which are presumably the results of adhesive residue from previous matte. The sheet has also yellowed slightly with age particularly along the edges. The sheet is hinged verso to the matte. Framed under glass.
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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