New York, Allan Stone Projects, 'Project Room: Peter Agostini and Bernard Langlais,' June 2014
Maine born artist Bernard Langlais studied art at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington D.C. and went on to receive scholarships to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Brooklyn Museum Art School, in addition to the Fulbright Scholarship to study the paintings of Edvard Munch in Oslo. He is known for his fusion of different mediums and styles, combining sculpture and painting, as well as classism and modernism. His inlaid wood technique, as seen in this work, is a signature of his artistic style. The artist has been honored with distinguished solo exhibitions, such as at Leo Castelli Gallery and Allan Stone Gallery.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There are scattered accretions, handling marks, and abrasions with associated pigment loss to the white board. There are tonal and textural shifts to the wood, inherent to the nature of the artists chosen medium. Unframed. 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.