Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
"[Rudolf Stingel's] work demonstrates an acute awareness of the aspirations, failures and challenges to Modernist painting, while at the same time expressing a sincere belief in painting itself, focusing on formal characteristics including color, gesture, composition, and, most importantly, surface.”
Gary Carrion-Murayari, Rudolf Stingel, Ostfildern 2008, p. 111
This work is in very good condition overall. There is light wear along the edges and at the corners of the work. The surface texture is inherent to the artist's working method. Upon close inspection there is evidence of a few scattered, pinpoint surface accretions, most noticeably 6 1/2 inches from the center right edge and again in the lower left quadrant, 3 inches from the left edge. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is a ½ inch hairline horizontal surface accretion in the lower left corner, approximately 2 ½ inches from the left edge and 11 ½ inches from the bottom edge, which fluoresces lightly but does not appear to be the result 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.