André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., New York Solomon & Co. Fine Art, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 1983
Roslyn, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, The Abstract Expressionists and their Precursors, January - March1981
“I frequently hear the question 'What do these images mean?' This is simply the wrong question. Visual images do not have to conform to either verbal thinking or optical facts. A better question would be 'Do these images convey any emotional truth' This, of course, indicates my belief that art should communicate. However, I have no desire to communicate with everyone, only with those whose thoughts and feelings are related to my own.”
This work is in fair condition overall. The canvas is lined. There is scattered, stable linear cracking and craquelure with some associated pinpoint pigment losses throughout the work, most prominently visible to the light pink upper register of the painting. There are a few scattered surface accretions and minor areas of pigment discoloration. 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.