Allan Stone Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
Sacramento, Crocker Art Museum, Wayne Thiebaud: Landscapes & City Views, February - March 1983 New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Wayne Thiebaud: 25th Anniversary at the Allan Stone Gallery, March - April 1986
"You reduce it by essentialization, and what happens...seems like a reduction - or simplification. It is, in reality, a kind of addition. This does not imply a contradiction of terms, but a conscious decision to eliminate certain details, and include selective bits of personal experiences, or perceptual nuances which give the painting more of a multi-dimension than when it is done directly as visual recording. This process results in a kind of abstraction...a work that is essentially reduced and abstracted in terms of some particularized feelings or emotion, and thus one that avoids the pitfalls of mere decoration." Wayne Thiebaud
This work is in very good condition overall. There is a slight undulation to the sheet, inherent to the artist’s working method. There is evidence of very minor handling and wear to the edges. There are several artist’s pinholes along the top and bottom edges. There is an extremely minor crease in the upper right corner. The colors are bright and fresh. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat at each corner. 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.