This work is registered in the archive of the Karel Appel Foundation.
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, Ltd., New York Private Collection, Beverly Hills (acquired from the above in August 1979) Sotheby's, New York, 12 November 2014, Lot 184 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges including some hairline craquelure along the top edge. Under very close inspection, various stable hairline cracks are visible towards the upper edge and some scattered stable cracks are visible mostly in the thick black areas of impasto. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. 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.