Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Texas
RUUD VAN EMPEL
Cibachrome print, front-mounted to acrylic and flush-mounted to aluminum, the photographer's label, signed, titled, dated, and editioned 'A. P. 2/2' in ink, and a Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, label on the reverse, 2005 (Ruud van Empel: Photoworks 1995-2010, p. 66)
33 by 23½ in. (83.8 by 59.7 cm.)
This Cibachrome print is in generally excellent condition. The colors remain bright and saturated with no apparent fading. As is often the case with works face-mounted to acrylic, scattered hairline scratches and fingerprints are visible when examining the surface closely in raking light. At the upper right corner, there is a small loss to the edge of the acrylic.
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.
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Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 17 October 2007, Sale 40307, Lot 219