signed in Cyrillic and dated 75 l.r.
felt tip pen on paper
Sheet: 19 by 14¼in., 48 by 36cm
Framed: 30½ by 24¾in., 77.5 by 63cm
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the artist.
The sheet has discolored unevenly and the corners and edges are slightly worn. There are several creases to the sheet, most noticeably two parallel diagonal creases on the left side of the sheet; in the upper left; in the lower right quadrant; as well as to the edges. There are surface scratches below the center on the left, as well as a circular area of abrasion in the upper left, most likely inherent to the artist's working method. There is a layer of surface dirt with scuff marks and stains in places, including a thin brown stain in the lower right. The sheet is attached along the edges to a foam core board. Held in a simple black wooden frame behind Perspex.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
The present work is a preparatory drawing for a series of twelve lithographs which the artist conceived in 1975. He was not able to print the series until 1988.