PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU
signed and dated 1996 (lower left)
mixed media on wood
89.5 by 81.5cm., 35¼ by 32in. (without base); 91.5 by 81.5cm., 36 by 32in. (with base)
Please note that this work is executed on a wooden plank and is made out of found objects. The below condition remarks are likely inherent to the work and the artist's intent. There are areas of minor to moderate surface loss throughout the work. Please note that there are areas visible along all four edges of the work where the wood has splintered. Upon inspection, there are minor to moderate marks throughout the surface of the work. Most of these marks appear to be light surface dirt. Please note that there appears to be losses to the wooden plank along the edges of the work. Please note that the petroleum bottle upon which the work rests is cracked and has holes in it. The bottle also exhibits surface dirt, however all of this is in line with the artist's use of found objects and inherent to the work. Please note that the work appears to be in good original condition.
Colours are true to catalogue illustration.
Please note that this work is unframed. Please note that this work comes in three parts, to include the petroleum bottle, the wooden drawing and rag as is visible in the catalogue illustration.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6323 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."
Galerie Peter Herrmann, Stuttgart
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Stuttgart, Galerie Peter Herrmann, Elferpfad, 1999