Property from the Museum of Modern Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund
1897 - 1963
LADY WITH HOUSE OF CARDS
inscribed with the signature Reder, dated 1957 and numbered I-2 (on the base)
conceived in 1957
height: 7 feet 4½ in.
Generally mottled surface with: surface abrasions/corrosion, weathering, pitting, flaking of surface polychromy and small losses. Open crack with small loss (stable) on left side of house of cards. Old casting repair at neck, small areas with later blue paint (can be removed). Would benefit from cleaning.
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.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. List
"Museum Displays 'Lady with Cards'." The New York Times, Friday, April 24, 1959. Print
Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions, January 1-December 31, 1959
"Bernard Reder, Joyful Mystic." Apollo, October 1961, repr. p. 120
Falk, Sam. "Statues in Silhouette." The New York Times Magazine, October 18, 1964. Print
Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art: 1929-1967. 4th ed. 1977., repr. p. 255
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Bernard Reder, September 27 - November 7, 1961, cat. no. 69, and traveling exhibition to the Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and the Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio
MoMA Sculpture Garden, April 1959 - February 1965
MoMA Exh. #756, "Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture", February 16 - April 25, 1965
MoMA Sculpture Garden, Main Terrace, April 25, 1965 - April 18, 1969