Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne Alessandro Grassi, Milan Thence by descent to the present owner
Maria Cristina Mundici, Collezione Privata, Milan 1993, p. 253, illustrated in colour
“Its about dismantling one reality and constructing another from the same parts, and that various concrete objects are not attached to their parts alone” (George Condo in conversation with Ralph Rugoff, in: George Condo: Existential Portraits, New York 2006, p.8).
Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some light canvas draw to all four edges. Further very close inspection reveals some tiny specks of wear and rubmarks, some of which have tiny associated losses in intermittent places to all four extreme edges. Extremely close inspection reveals a few tiny media accretions and short and fine cracks in isolated places and two tiny losses; one towards the upper centre of the left hand edge and one towards the upper right hand corner. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."