'ALEK WEK', LOS ANGELES, 1998
Silver print, dry-mounted to card. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 6/25 in pencil on the back of the card. Matted and framed.
Image 50 x 40cm (19⅝x 15¾in.)
This silver print is in overall good condition. This photograph has been recently restored to remove mold on its recto and verso. The residual mold damage remains visible on the surface but only under raking light and is not distracting when viewed from a normal viewing distance.
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.
Private collection, UK
Herb Ritts, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 1999, cover, n.p.
Paul Martineau, Herb Ritts L.A. Style, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2012, pl. 78, p. 116.