Property from the collection of Mr. Seymour Stein
1906 - 1985
OLYMPIC GAMES IN A DEMI-LUNE
oil and pencil on canvas
65¾ x 110 in.; 167 x 279 cm
The work is in very good condition. The canvas is not lined. There is some hairline craquelure to areas with the thickest pigments. There is a nailhead sized area of pigment loss to the lower left corner. The surface of the canvas is slightly dirty in areas outside the demi-lune. There are very minor undulations to the canvas along the edges. Under UV inspection, no inpainting is apparent.
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.
Christie's, London, July 1, 1993, lot 73
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner