Blum & Poe, Los Angeles Irena Hochman Fine Art Ltd., New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011
Los Angeles, WPALA, Henry Taylor: Couch Paintings, September - October 2010 London, Saatchi Gallery, Body Language, November 2013 - March 2014, pp. 98-99
"With color, I tend to go for what I feel—that’s when the subconscious comes into play, when you’re not really in control. I may be thinking about weight and how something recedes or comes forward and of course I know what cobalt blue does as opposed to other types of blue. So I make those kinds of decisions, but for the most part, I try to find absolute freedom in painting. I want to be taken over!" Henry Taylor
This work is in excellent condition overall. There is some very light wear at the extreme bottom right corner and some light rubbing at the center right of the canvas, approximately 42 inches from the bottom right corner. 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.