Lot 47
  • 47

Anselm Kiefer

Estimate
700,000 - 900,000 USD
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Description

  • Anselm Kiefer
  • Dein Goldenes Haar, Margarethe!!
  • titled; signed and dated 1981 on the reverse
  • oil and mixed media on burlap

  • 67 x 74 3/4 in. 170 x 190 cm.

Provenance

Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne
Private Collection, Cologne
Sotheby's, London, June 24, 1993, Lot 59
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Condition

This painting is in very good condition overall. The surface is a complex amalgam of paint, adhesive and straw which appears secure and stable. There are a few scattered areas of inherent cracks to be expected where large dollops of paint bridge from the canvas to the accumulations of straw. There is also a thick accumulation of grey/white paint that has hairline cracking around the edges and is partially lifting slightly from the canvas, located 5 7/8 – 6 ¼ from the right and 24 ¾ - 25 ½ in. from the top. Another heavy stroke of grey/white pigment has a pinpoint triangular loss adjacent to a small crack on its ridge, located 8 ¼ from the left and 28 ¼ in. from the top. Under ultraviolet light, there are no apparent restorations. This canvas is framed in a wood strip frame, painted gray, with a deep recess to protect the textured surface.
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.
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