Weber Alexander Y Cobo, Madrid Acquired by the present owner from the above
Madrid, Weber Alexander Y Cobo, John Baldessari, November 1991
"I think, basically, art-making is about making choices. You have to choose one color over another, one subject over another, one line over another, and on and on. It’s all decision-making, and each time, you’re sharpening the way you make decisions. That’s it, in a sort of Cartesian way. Without that, you don’t have art." - John Baldessari
This work is in very good condition overall. There is a slight undulation to the sheet which is inherent to the artist's working method. There is evidence of wear and handling to the seam between the top and bottom photographs. There are two small yellow accretions, 7 1/2 and 10 1/2 inches from the left edge, respectively, both of which are along the crease between the two photographs. The two separate photographs are taped to one another verso along the gap. There is evidence of wear and handling to the sides, edges, and corners, including some paint loss in a 5 inch long area along the right edge, approximately 35 inches from the top edge. There is also a small brown accretion 1/3 inch from the left edge and 28 1/2 inches from the bottom edge. 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.