Collection of the artist Sotheby's, New York, Bid For Life: A Tribute to Robert C. Woolley, 26 June 1995, Lot 8 (donated by the above) Private Collection, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
"Drawing is a concentration on an essential activity and the credibility of the statement is totally in your hands. It’s the most direct, conscious space in which I work. I can observe my process from beginning to end, and at times sustain a continuous concentration…It’s one of the few conditions in which I can understand the source of my work.”
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged verso to the backing board, and there is a very slight undulation to the sheet. There is evidence of oil staining as a natural result of the oil stick medium used. The surface inconsistencies seen throughout are inherent with the artist's working method and chosen medium. Framed under Plexiglas, in artist's chosen frame. 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.