Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Acquired from the above by the present owner
Berlin, Contemporary Fine Arts, Once Upon a Time in the West, June - July 2006
"I never want the viewer to have to know the whole story to 'get' the painting. What you see is what you get...Often I will invent hypothetical situations that can act as surrogate situations for conditions that I am thinking about and that I always feel are logical."
This work is in excellent condition overall. There are embedded paint bristles throughout, inherent to the work and from time of execution. In the areas with heavy impasto, all impasto peaks appear to be secure and intact. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed. 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.