Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant
a unique sequence of 6 Cibachrome prints, each framed to the photographer's specifications, 1978, printed in 2015, one in an edition of one (6)
Various sizes to 21¼ by 90¼ in. (54 by 229.2 cm.)
Overall 72 by 120½ in. (182 by 306 cm.)
These Cibachrome prints have not been examined out of their artist's frames as issued. They appear to be in overall excellent condition. There are occasional faint scratches to the frames' acrylic glazing.
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.
Friedman Benda, New York, 2015
According to the photographer, Deirdre’s Lip, conceived in 1977 '. . . is a culmination of my so-called Story or Narrative works of the late sixties. In 1969, I began writing texts and simultaneously imagined images to make works that were both image and text – neither one having precedent over the other. The images do not illustrate the text and the texts do not explain the images – or at least I hope they don’t. They float together in undetermined space and function like a kiss. The Lip is fiction, not a documentation of an act performed elsewhere. . . A moral of the story, but not the only one: if you want a kiss, it’s good to give some lip.’