Dr. Hans Hülsberg, Hagen, Germany Private Collection, North Rhine-Westphalia (thence by descent from the above) Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 5 December 2007, Lot 424 Galerie Leu, Munich (on permanent loan to the Kunsthalle Hamburg) Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008
“I am removed from the emotions I am depicting, because they are usually ironic or even silly […] The emotions I deal with are placement and a kinesthetic sense of position and color, character of shape, and that sort of thing." Roy Lichtenstein
This work is in very good condition overall. All collaged element are stable. Under close inspection, there are signs of wear and handling and several small and unobtrusive areas of faint tarnishing to the artist's frame. Under close inspection, there is a circular area of glue residue along the collaged elements in the lower left quadrant, which are inherent to the artists working process and chosen medium. Under extremely close inspection, there are scattered pinpoint brown accretions scattered throughout the surface. Extremely close inspection and raking light reveals some faint scratches to the surface towards the lower third and upper right quadrant of the composition. Framed under glass. 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.