Estate of the Artist Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present owner in July 1998
New York, A/D Gallery, Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos, March - May 1998 London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, Mangelos, June - July 1998
"Negating a picture creating it from words, negating a word by painting it to make its meaning different from the one when it was written; I was convinced that the meaning of the word or the painting elapses…"- Mangelos
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged on the reverse to the backing board at the top two corners. There are minor undulations to the sheet. The bottom edge of the sheet is irregularly torn, due to the artist’s working method. There is a 1 1/2 inch accretion at the lower right of the sheet, possibly from time of execution. Framed under glass. 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.