Pat Hearn Gallery, New York Private Collection, Atlanta Sotheby's, New York, 27 September 2017, Lot 101 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Atlanta, Hillman Holland Fine Arts, Mary Heilmann: New Work, May - June 1988
“Behind my choices of color, surface, and scale, there is always a memory of a place or event and through concentrating upon the sense and mood of that memory; I try to let the painting have the feeling that the memory has for me.” Mary Heilmann
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvases are unlined and attached on the reverse at the stretchers. The surface texture irregularities and pigment application are consistent with the artist's choice of medium and working method, particularly in a circular area within the black pigment in the center of the left canvas. There is evidence of minor wear and handling along the corners and turning edges, in particular in the left and bottom edges. Under close inspection there is pigment lifting at the edge of the green section. There is evidence of some minor scattered surface accretions, light scratches and some stray medium. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. 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.