Galerie Neufville, Paris Collection of A.F.C. Turner, London (acquired from the above) Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 14 May 1970, Lot 71 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
“I want to express the utmost intensity of the color...At the same time, I would also like to bring out a certain immaterial character that it can have, so that it exists as a sensation and a feeling that will carry nuances not necessarily inherent in the color, which are brought about by juxtaposition.” Adolph Gottlieb
This work is in very good condition overall. The edges of the sheet are deckled. The extreme edges of the sheet have discolored with age at the extreme edges, most noticeably along the side and top edges and there is undulation along the edges of the sheet, inherent to the artist’s working method and chosen medium. Under close inspection, a few minor partial tears are visible: three along the top edge, one along the left edge and two along the top right edge. Also under close inspection, a brown spot accretion is visible in the lower right corner. There are marks from previous hinging along the verso of the sheet which are not visible on the front of the sheet. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat at the corners. Framed under glass. 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.