An Instinctive Eye: Property from A Distinguished Collector
signed and dated April 1987
charcoal on paper
Sheet: 41¼ by 29⅞ in. (104.7 by 75.8 cm.)
Framed: 50¾ x 39¼ in. (128.9 by 99.6 cm.)
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged along the upper edge of the reverse to the backing board. The edges of the sheet are deckled. There are multiple artist pinholes in each of the four corners of the sheet. There is slight undulation to the sheet, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.
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David Nolan Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
New York, David Nolan Gallery, Drawings by Mel Bochner, December, 1988, illustrated (exhibition catalogue)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Drawing Now: Mel Bochner, August - October 1989