Simon Lee Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013
London, Simon Lee Gallery, Michelangelo Pistoletto: Lavoro, September - October 2011
"The mirror paintings could not live without an audience. They were created and re-created according to the movement and to the interventions they reproduced... It is less a matter of involving the audience, of letting it participate, as to act on its freedom and on its imagination, to trigger similar liberation mechanisms in people." Michelangelo Pistoletto
This work is in good condition overall. Under close inspection, there are minor superficial abrasions and surface scratches visible across the mirrored surface, most notably along the top edge. Within the silkscreen layer, there is a 2 inch horizontal area 1 ½ inches from the bottom edge along the center axis, a 2 inch horizontal area 24 inches from the bottom edge along the central axis and 1/8 diameter circular area to the right of it which have a distinct texture to the surrounding silkscreen. Under ultraviolet light inspection, there three aforementioned areas fluoresce darkly and have benefited from retouching. 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.