Lot 106
  • 106

Imi Knoebel

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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Description

  • Imi Knoebel
  • Pure Freude 81
  • signed and dated¬†2003 on the reverse
  • acrylic on aluminium
  • 161.4 by 115.7cm.; 63 1/2 by 45 5/8 in.

Provenance

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
Acquired from the above by present owner in 2006

Exhibited

Berlin, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Pure Freude, 2003

Condition

Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although it fails to convey the pearlescent nature of the metallic paint in the background in the original. Condition: This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals a few tiny and unobtrusive media accretions in isolated spots towards the lower edge of the composition. There is some very light wear to the lower left and upper right corner tips. Further close inspection reveals three very faint and unobtrusive rub marks towards the lower edge, approximately 30cm. of the composition. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.
"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.
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