Private Collection, Maryland (acquired directly from the artist in 1975)
"Along with his thick swirls of quasi-sculptural impasto emphasizing the paint as paint and the surface as surface, Yektai has persisted in the maintenance of a residual illusory depth that refers to the spaces of everyday life. The inner tension in his work can be seen as an interplay between space within the painting and the presence of the paint as itself."
This work is in good condition. Some very light signs of handling mark alongside the edges of the canvas.Upon closer inspection some hairline craquelure to the impasto on the upper left and centre section of the painting, all in line with the age and creative process of the artist. Some sign of minor restoration to the upper left and lower centre area under the UV light.
The colours in the catalogue illustration are accurate, with the overall tonality being slightly softer in the original work. The illustration fails to convey the heavy impasto. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."