Private Collection, Germany (acquired directly from the artist) Acquired from the above by the present owner
“Sometimes it starts with a feeling. The paintings I’m working on now are all based on people in my community, my interactions with them. People share their stories with me, tell me about their lives. You need to have a high level of empathy so that you can really feel what they’re conveying. For me, that’s the pathway to their internalized world.”
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. There are undulations throughout the sheet. Upon close inspection, there is evidence of hairline cracking with associated minor losses in the orange area above the eyes and the green area to the right of the nose in the center. There is minor skinning in the two lower corners, possibly from time of execution. Framed under Plexiglas. 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.