Allan Stone Gallery, New York (acquired directly from the artist) Acquired from the above by the present owner
Allan Stone, Wayne Thiebaud, New York 1994, n.p., illustrated in color
"Landscape for me took on the problem of composition. I wanted to eliminate the horizon line, to see if I could get a landscape image that didn't use a horizontal fixation. Instead, I try to establish a positional directive for the viewer—whether it's up, down, helicopter view, world view, valley view—to try and get some sense of loss of the convenience or comfort of standing and looking at things, to throw people off a bit." Wayne Thiebaud
This work is in very good condition overall. Under very close inspection, there is a minor and unobtrusive pinpoint spot accretion to the lower left edge approximately 5 inches up from the corner. Also under very close inspection, there are some scattered fibers, as well as paint brush hairs, embedded in the pigment due to the artist's working method and chosen medium. Under extremely close inspection and raking light, there are several, scattered, almost indiscernible pinpoint brown spot accretions approximately 3 inches in and 1 inch up from the lower left corner. Under Ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. 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.