1938 - 2008
UNTITLED (PORTRAIT OF PARVIZ SHAHPOUR)
metal tip pen on paper
35 by 25 cm. 13¾ by 9⅞ in.
Executed in 1970.
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is cooler and less yellow in the original.
This work is in good condition. Close inspection reveals some pronounced rub marks along all four edges, which are in keeping the age of the work. Further close inspection reveals two pinholes; one at the centre of the right edge, and one at the centre of the left edge, as well as a pronounced crease to the lower right corner edge.
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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Collection of Parviz Shahpour, Tehran (a gift from the artist)
Collection of Mr. Homayoun Baniahmad
Acquired from the above by the present owner