This work is registered in the archives of the Fondazione Enrico Castellani, Milan under the number 02-044.
Gift of the artist to Carla Accardi Private Collection Private Collection
London, Almine Rech Gallery, Pittura Oggetto, June - September 2014
"Light illuminates the reliefs, creates shadows and reflections, flattens and highlights the surfaces, and thus confers existence on the painting. Therefore Castellani could not fail to gradually approach its splendor through the use of the absolute color white, which radiates, slides across and unifies the surface and at the same time functions as a register of total freedom." Germano Celant in Exh. Cat., Milan, Fondazione Prada, Enrico Castellani, 2001, p. 17
This work is in very good condition overall. There is very light evidence of wear and handling along the edges including a minor indentation to the canvas along the upper right edge and at the top center edge. Under very close inspection there are four pinpoint and unobtrusive light brown spot accretions at the top center. 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.