Property from a Private Collection
signed and dated 1973 on the reverse
pastel on paper
22¾ by 28¾ in. 57.8 by 73 cm.
framed: 31¼ by 37¼ in. 79.4 by 94.6 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. The colors are fresh and clean. There is a small smudge in the lower left corner, likely from the time of execution. There are three faint diagonal rub marks along the lower right edge. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. Framed under Plexiglas.
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.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Lorence Monk Gallery, New York
Collection of Frances R. Dittmer, Aspen (acquired from the above in October 1989)
Christie's, New York, 13 November 2014, Lot 137
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Lisa Turvey, Ed., Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of Works on Paper, Vol. 1: 1956-1976, New York 2014, cat. no. D1973.96, p. 361, illustrated in color
New York, Nancy Hoffman Gallery; Coral Gables, University of Miami, Lowe Art Museum, Drawings, May - September 1974, cat. no. 17
Leverkusen, Städtisches Museum, USA Zeichnungen 3, May - June 1975
Buffalo, Albright-Knox Gallery, Paintings, Drawings and Other Works by Edward Ruscha, June - July 1976