Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York Private Collection, United States Sotheby's, New York, 17 May 2018, Lot 423 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Annandale-on-Hudson, Bard College Hessel Museum of Art, Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two, October 2013 - September 2014 Kunsthaus Bregenz, Yes & No, December 2015 - January 2016
"I'm in this process of trying to create a free space. Like an open field, where figure and ground are in very ambivalent, complex relationships. On top of that, I also wanted to see if I could try to blurt something out, or make something completely immediate, that ends up fitting perfectly."
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined. The surface texture variations and irregular pigment application are consistent with the artist's working method and choice of medium. Under close inspection, there is evidence of minor wear and handling to the corners and turning edges resulting in a few, very minor, unobtrusive losses to the pigment particularly at the center right vertical turning edge. Only visible under very close inspection and raking light, there are a few, unobtrusive fibers adhered to the center left vertical turning edge. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. 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.