Roberts & Tilton, Culver City Acquired by the present owner from the above
Akron Art Museum; Kansas City, Kemper Museum of Contemporary, Pattern ID, January 2010 - May 2011
"Status and class and social anxiety and perhaps social code are all released when you look at paintings of powerful individuals from the past. However, there’s something to be mined and gained by looking at them in a new way. What happens when you see black bodies that have not previously been celebrated on the walls of the most important institutions in the world?...They start to read differently. It becomes a question of “How do we code the body?” Kehinde Wiley, 2013
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges, including some light hairline craquelure, which is visible under close inspection. This work has not been viewed under ultraviolet light. Framed. 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.