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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE | DRAWING FROM 'PREPARING THE FLUTE'

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 100,000 USD

Property From A Prestigious Private European Collection

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE | DRAWING FROM 'PREPARING THE FLUTE'

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE | DRAWING FROM 'PREPARING THE FLUTE'

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 100,000 USD

Property From A Prestigious Private European Collection

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

b. 1955

DRAWING FROM 'PREPARING THE FLUTE'


signed

charcoal and pastel on paper 

sheet: 47½ by 63 in. 120.7 by 160 cm.

framed: 55½ by 70¾ in. 141 by 179.7 cm.

Executed in 2005.

This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged verso intermittently along the edges to the mat. There are multiple artist pinholes in each of the four corners, along the top, left and right edge and beneath the second horizontal band of drawings in the upper quadrant. The top and bottom edges of the sheet are heavily deckled, with associated creasing and minor tears. There is slight undulation to the sheet and a very faint crease along the right edge, approximately 17 inches from the top edge. There are smudges throughout, inherent to the work and from time of execution. Framed under Plexiglas.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner 

New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, William Kentridge, The Magic Flute: Drawings and Projections, January - February 2006