Art Agency Co., Ltd., Tokyo Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1980
Exh. Cat., Eindhoven, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Carl Andre, January - March 1987, pp. 116-17, illustrated
“The forms of my work have never particularly interested me. What has been my search really is for a material, a particle of a material. It’s finding a material or a unit of material like a brick of the right size and the right shade and density and so forth— from finding this particle, I would combine it with others to make a work." Carl Andre
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The irregularities in the patina are inherent to the artist's working method and chosen medium. Under close inspection, there are number of minor surface scuffs, rubs and oxidation as is to be expected from the nature of the work's execution and display. 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.