Collection of the Artist Acquired from the above by the present owner
New York, Allan Stone Gallery, 'Barry Cohen: Constructions and Collages,' April 1987 New York, Allan Stone Projects, 'Sorcery & Craft,' January - February 2017
Barry Cohen lived and worked in Greenwich Village, New York and is mostly known for his assemblage and collage skills. Cohen received a BFA from Syracuse University in 1956, and then went on to receive an MFA from Yale University in 1960. The artist held a position teaching at Yale University, Silvermine College of Fine Arts, Connecticut, and the School of Visual Arts, New York. He has had six solo shows at the Allan Stone Gallery, and his work features in many important permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Yale University Art Gallery.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There is discoloration and general wear to the found objects and paper. Framed in the artist's chosen frame under glass. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.