Galería Alfred Wild, New York Private Collection, Beverly Hills Sale: Christie's, New York, Important Latin American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, May 19, 1992, lot 179, illustrated in color Acquired from the above by the present owner
Mario Vargas Llosa, Fernando de Szyszlo, Bogotá, 1991, p. 144, illustrated in color
Szyszlo’s world includes whatever can be embraced by the imagination, from nature to the frontiers of fantasy, where the world that appeals to the tactile sense may produce rotund images. A world that is possible within the rich imagination of those who are aware of the limits but who actually do not have any; this is where we find the roots of the entire visual universe that can come into being and that we are free to use.
Mario Vargas Llosa Fernando De Szyszlo, Colombia, 1991, p.138
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. A minor diagonal scuff measuring less than ½ inch in length is present in the upper left corner. A circular isolated area of fine craquelure measuring less than 1 inch in diameter is present in the upper center, approximately nine inches down from the top edge of the canvas. 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.