Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
New York, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Marisa Merz, October - November 2006
"The Arte Povera artist (and wife of Mario Merz) shows a small suite of new work, concentrating on pencil-and-gold-leaf drawings on wood panels...The recurrent motif is a wide-eyed, full-lipped, functionally noseless female entity, part Byzantine icon, part alien, who hovers on the surface of the paper enmeshed in delicate nets of graphite lines."
This work is in excellent condition overall. The sheet is hinged on the reverse to the backing board at the upper and lower edges. The sheet is deckled along the top and bottom edges. The sheet is slightly undulated and there is minor evidence of light wear and handling along the edges. 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.