Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
"In my private lexicon I call them shapes. They probably have aspects of them that are like characters. They certainly have approached having some kind of personality at times. But they are first and foremost shapes in a figure-ground relationship." Carroll Dunham
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges of the work, which is only visible upon close inspection. There is evidence of scattered, stable hairline cracking, most noticeably in the top right quadrant within the red passages. The uneven application of paint and scattered drips throughout the surface are inherent to the artist's working method. 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.