FRESH FLESH GILGAMESH
i. signed and dated '87
ii. signed, titled and dated '87
charcoal and pastel on paper, in 2 parts
Sheet: i. 60¼ by 73⅞ in. (153 by 187.6 cm.); ii. 59⅞ by 30⅝ in. (152 by 77.7 cm.)
Framed: i. 66⅛ by 79¾ in. (168 by 202.5 cm.); ii. 66⅛ by 36⅛ in. (167.9 by 91.7 cm.)
i. This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged along the edges of the reverse to the backing board. The upper and lower edges are deckled. There are artist pinholes at the lower corners and along the upper edge. There is a slight undulation to the sheet, due to the artist's chosen media. There is scattered stray media, inherent to the artist's chosen working method. There are two ½ inch tears along the central right edge, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.
ii. This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged along the edges of the reverse to the backing board. The left edge of the sheet is deckled. There is scattered stray media throughout. There is slight undulation to the sheet, visible upon close inspection. There is minor wear to the edges and corners, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Sotheby's New York, 5 October 1989, Lot 284
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner