Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich Acquired from the above by the current owner
"I've never believed that what I think about my own work has anything to do with the work itself. An artwork's success, in a way, depends on its capacity to co-opt an existing situation and to be co-opted in return."
The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration, although the image does not accurately convey the glitter on the surface of the work. Moreover, the overall tonality is slightly brighter in the original work, especially the yellow.
The work is executed on its original canvas and is not relined.
The grey paint close to the upper edge on the left side of the work presents some very fine stabilized cracks.
Under Ultra Violet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration.
This work is in very good condition. "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."