Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant
OHNE TITEL II (UNTITLED II)
Cibachrome print, flush-mounted to acrylic, framed, 1993, no. one in an edition of 6
55 by 69¾ in. (139.7 by 177.2 cm.)
This Cibachrome print is in overall good condition. The following are visible overall: tiny white accretions; faint foxing; deposits of original retouching; and very faint scratches that are likely a result of processing. This print appears to be somewhat faded and the margins are somewhat warm. As is customary of large-format Gursky photographs from this period, the print is flush-mounted to acrylic. The reverse of the acrylic mount is soiled and scratched overall. An Achenbach Art Consulting, Dusseldorf, label is affixed to the reverse.
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.
Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 14 March 2006, Lot 304
Rudolf Schmitz, Andreas Gursky: Fotografien 1984 - 1993 (Amsterdam, 1994), p. 81
Fiona Bradley, ed., Andreas Gursky: Images (London, 1995), p. 29
Marie-Luise Syring, ed., Andreas Gursky: Photographs From 1984 to the Present (Munich, 1998), p. 30
Peter Galassi, ed., Andreas Gursky (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2001), p. 136, no. 39