flush-mounted, framed to the photographer's specification, with 'L. S.' in pencil and a The Collected Image, Evanston, label on the reverse, 1989, printed in 1993, no. one in an edition of 10
17⅞ by 15 in. (45.4 by 38.1 cm.)
This photograph is in generally excellent condition. It is trimmed to the image and flush mounted. When the print is examined unframed, a tiny chip to the emulsion along the upper edge is visible. The lower edge is ever-so-slightly unevenly trimmed with a very thin excess of dry-mounting tissue visible. Upon close examination in raking light, there is a one-inch hairline scratch extending from the upper right edge and a tiny adhesion in the lower portion of the image. None of the above is apparent when viewing the print in its framed presentation.
The artist frame is in generally very good condition. The plexi glazing has hairline scratches in the center.
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.
From the artist to benefit Howland Elementary School, Chicago
Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg New York, 26 October 2002, Sale 40402, Lot 181