RAFT OF THE MEDUSA (AFTER GÉRICAULT, FROM PICTURES OF CHOCOLATE)
a diptych of Cibachrome prints, each flush-mounted to aluminum, one with a Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, label, signed, dated, and editioned 'AP 3/3' in ink, on the reverse, each framed, a Brent Sikkema Gallery label on the reverse, 1999 (Obra Completa, 1987-2009, Catalogue Raisonné, p. 261) (2)
Each 40⅛ by 29¾ in. (101.9 by 75.6 cm.)
Overall 40⅛ by 60 in. (101.9 by 152.4 cm.)
While these Cibachrome prints, flush-mounted to aluminum, have not been examined out of their frames, they appear to be in generally excellent condition. The colors remain rich and saturated with no apparent fading. In raking light, a raised area is visible in the upper right corner of the left panel. The reverse of one aluminum mount has scratches overall.
The colors in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the darks appear slightly less red in person.
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.
Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, 2000
Collection of Steven Ames, New York
By descent to the present owner