Kravets/Wehby, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
London, FRED LTD, Nina Chanel Abney GO BERSERKER!, May - June 2010
"Easy to swallow, hard to digest. The playfulness of my work is a result of my use of vivid colours and my interest in satirical cartoons. I love the fact that anything taboo suddenly becomes tolerable as long as it’s not 'real'." (Nina Chanel Abney cited in: 'Easy to Swallow, Hard to Digest: An Interview with Nina Chanel Abney’, Live Unchained, March 2011, online).
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly lighter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection two pinprick specks of loss to the centre of the extreme left edge and some extremely light handling marks towards the lower right and upper right tips. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet 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."