Robert Miller Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004
"My net paintings were very large canvases without composition—without beginning, end or center. The entire canvas would be occupied by a monochromatic net. This endless repetition causes a kind of dizzying, empty, hypnotic feeling."
This work is in very good condition overall. The edges of the canvas are taped. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges including some minor hairline craquelure along the bottom edge, some pinpoint spots of loss in all corners particularly at the lower left corner and a few pinpoint spots of loss along the bottom edge. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. Under very close inspection there is a pinpoint indentation to the canvas in the center approximately 12-inches from the bottom edge. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed. 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.