PATRICK HUGHES | DO YOU WANT TO PLAY THE PIANO?
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Property from the Collection of the Late Robert Heller

PATRICK HUGHES | DO YOU WANT TO PLAY THE PIANO?

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of the Late Robert Heller

PATRICK HUGHES | DO YOU WANT TO PLAY THE PIANO?

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Collection of the Late Robert Heller


PATRICK HUGHES

b.1939

DO YOU WANT TO PLAY THE PIANO?


signed and titled on the backboard

gloss paint on board

91 by 121cm.; 35¾ by 47½in.

Executed in 1966.

Condition Report

The board appears sound. There are a number of nail heads visible at the extreme edges. There are some inconsistencies in the cream pigment, most probably in keeping with the Artist's materials. There are some tiny scratches and flecks of loss in the central passage. There are some further possible scratches elsewhere. There are some accretions throughout. There is some light surface dirt and studio matter in places. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.


Inspection under Ultra Violet light reveals one or two spots of sensitively executed retouching at a couple of the nail heads, and further fluorescence in-keeping with the Artist's working methods.


The work is held in a simple aluminium slip frame.


Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Flowers Gallery, London

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to the Artist for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

Made in Britain
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