PaceWildenstein, New York Private Collection Doyle, New York, 14 November 2000, Lot 128 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
New York, PaceWildenstein, George Condo: Collage Paintings, January - March 1998
"It's a question of security to have one thing that stands. One monument inside the chaos to see that the only way to discover the beauty of that object is by the chaos, because alone with another thing maybe it's ugly, it's not desirable and then with all the insanity it starts to look proper compared to what is surrounding, it's very sane. The reason that the "thing" appears to be beautiful is because of the mirroring of chaos, the kind of social situation." George Condo
This work is in very good condition overall. The collage elements are stable and intact. There is light wear and handling along the edges and at the corners of the work. Under close inspection there is evidence of hairline craquelure along the turning edges of the work. There is evidence of a pigment loss in the white passage of the upper left quadrant, 11 inches from the left edge and 35 ½ inches from the bottom edge. The edges of the collaged sheets are lightly deckled and torn, which is inherent to the artist’s working method. There is a soft undulation and lifting along the edges of the sheets. The oil stains on the collage sheets are inherent to the artist’s working method. 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.