UNTITLED (SEPT 68)
dated SEPT 68 on the reverse
oil and gouache on board
26½ by 25cm.; 10½ by 10in.
The board appears stable. The right edge of the board undulates and there is a gouge at the right corner. There is some minor abrasion at the extreme edges with some associated minor flecks of paint loss. There is a faint diagonal scuff to the upper left quadrant and a further small vertical scuff at the lower right corner. There is some mottling to the blue pigment in the lower third of the work. There are one or two instances of spots of staining and some light surface dirt at the edges with possible very minor instances of detritus and surface matter in places. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals no obvious signs of retouching.
The work is floated and held within a painted wooden frame.
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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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by the present owner