ANNIE LEIBOVITZ | WHOOPI GOLDBERG, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
WHOOPI GOLDBERG, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
mural-sized archival pigment print, with edition '5/10' in pencil on the reverse, 1984, printed in 2010; accompanied by the photographer's 'The Master Set' label, signed in ink (2)
37¾ by 38 in. (95.9 by 96.5 cm.)
This archival pigment print is in generally excellent condition. The colors appear rich and saturated with no signs of fading. Under very close examination, there is very pale yellowing around the extreme margin edges.
The overall tonality of the photograph is richer than the illustration in the printed catalogue. The milk appears more creamy and the sitter’s skin has warm undertones.
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.
Janet Coleman, 'Making Whoopi,' Vanity Fair, July 1984, pp. 36-7
Photographs: Annie Leibovitz, 1970-1990 (New York, 1991), p. 146-7