Ana Cristea Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
“My paintings are formalised fictions concerned with the strange or ambiguous which can arise in the everyday and the banal. They explore the notion of disappointed expectations and a kind of faded grandeur of what could have been” (Caroline Walker, ‘Artists statement’, Liverpool Museums, 2006, online).
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly cooler with less blue tones in the original
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some minute tension cracks and some very faint rub marks in isolated places to all four extreme edges. Further very close inspection reveals some very short and fine hairline cracks throughout and a small circular network of cracks to the centre of the right hand edge. 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."