Property From a Distinguished Private Collection, GCC
signed and dated '06
watercolour on paper
58 by 76 cm. 22⅞ by 30 in.
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although it fails to fully convey the intensity and depth of the blue in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged verso to a foam board, and is float mounted. All four edges are deckled. Close inspection reveals a small 1/2 cm tear to the upper right corner, which is associated with the deckle 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.
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Gallery Hakgojae, Seoul
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Sotheby’s is delighted to offer the second part of an outstanding selection of works, unparalleled in quality, brought together by a true avant-garde collector from the Middle East. A Maverick Eye comprises a kaleidoscopic group of works from a meticulously curated collection; one unbridled in passion and built from an extraordinarily deep fascination with art and its creation.
Eschewing the ease of following popular trends, the present collection was assembled with a concentration on quality and through a critical survey of the burgeoning rise of the Contemporary art scene from the early 2000s. Over the span of 20 years, the collection, in its breadth and depth, demonstrated a voracious appetite for collecting and a relentless pursuit of truly thought-provoking works.
The collection maintains a pedagogical element with a focus on conceptual coherence. A Maverick Eye offers collectors a unique opportunity to survey some of the most innovative artists whose works have been chosen through a discerning commitment to quality and uniqueness. Part I of A Maverick Eye has been sold in the 20th Century/ Middle East sale in London on 22 October 2019 and the part II in this present sale.