SELECTED IMAGES (FROM SILUETA SERIES, IOWA)
2 chromogenic prints, each stamped 'Ana Mendieta Raquel Mendieta Harrington Administratrix of The Estate,' and with a Galerie Lelong label on the reverse, framed, 1976-78, printed by the Estate circa 2000, nos. 10 and 17 each from an edition of 20 (Ana Mendieta: Earth, Body, Sculpture, and Performance, pp. 177 and 200, variant croppings) (2)
Each 13⅜ by 20 in. (34 by 50.8 cm.)
These chromogenic prints are in generally very good to excellent condition. The colors may have shifted slightly over time: while the foliage appears generally bright and saturated, the highlights and mid-tones appear somewhat muted. The margins are faintly yellowed.
Captions and further condition notes for each photograph are as follows:
1. Carved Earth at Riverbank, Old Man's Creek is edition no. 10 of 20. There is a yellow area in the lower right quadrant which appears to be a feature of the negative and not a condition flaw on the present print. There are 2 isolated ink smudges on the reverse.
2. The Artist Posing in Front of a Tree is from a portfolio of 12, and is edition no. 17 of 20. There are adhesive remnants along the upper edge on the reverse.
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.
Galerie Lelong, New York, 2003