Courtesy the artist, Hales Gallery, London, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
“You know, I keep going back to spilling, dripping, pouring. Often enough, nowadays, when I dump the material down on a surface and it is not going the way I thought that it would, I get a brush out and push it. I won’t let it do its own alchemy…I help it along.”
This work is in very good condition overall. The collaged canvas elements are secure and intact. There are scattered, embedded paint bristles and two embedded staples, inherent to the artist's working method. There is evidence of hairline stable cracking in the green passage in upper left side located approximately 3.5 inches from the left edge and 8 inches from the top edge. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, certain elements fluoresce but are not the result of restoration and are merely a reflection of the various types of pigments used. Unframed. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.