Works from a Prominent New York Collection
1941 - 2010
signed, partially titled and dated 74
watercolor and metallic paint on gelatin silver print
sheet: 33 by 46¾ in. 83.8 by 118.8 cm.
framed: 42 by 55 in. 106.7 by 139.7 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is a slight undulation to the sheet, inherent to the artist’s working method, and there is some light evidence of handling along the extreme edges of the sheet including a few minor and unobtrusive indentations and very minor partial tears along the top edge. There are multiple artist’s pinholes and staple marks in each corner and at the middle of each edge. Under close inspection and under raking light, a few ripples in the sheet are visible, inherent to the artist’s working method and chosen medium. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. Framed under Plexiglas. Please note, this work has not been inspected outside of its frame.
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Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
Christie's, New York, 16 November 1999, Lot 5
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 2000
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Sigmar Polke Photoworks: When Pictures Vanish, December 1995 - March 1996