Allan Brown Gallery, Hartsdale Acquired from the above by the present owner
Andover, Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of Art, Andover Alumni Collectors, April - July 1995 New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Franz Kline: Architecture and Atmosphere, October 1997 - January 1998, pl. 17, fig. 3, illustrated
"These are painting experiences. I don't decide in advance that I'm going to paint a definite experience, but in the act of painting, it becomes a genuine experience for me...I paint an organization that becomes a painting."
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling along the edges of the board including a pinhole at the upper right corner and some frame rub visible along the right edge. Under very close inspection, a few minor spots of paint loss are visible, primarily in the upper left quadrant and around some of the small nails used to affix the board to the strainer. Under raking light, a few hairline and unobtrusive cracks are visible in the upper center. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, the areas around the nails, along the edges and in the upper right and left corners that fluoresce darkly and may have benefitted from light retouching. 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.