FRANZ KLINE | STUDY FOR WASHINGTON WALL PAINTING
Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
1910 - 1962
STUDY FOR WASHINGTON WALL PAINTING
oil, paper collage and masking tape on paper mounted to board
5¼ by 25¾ in. 13.3 by 65.4 cm.
framed: 12⅝ by 30¼ in. 32.1 by 76.8 cm.
Executed in 1959.
This work is in very good condition overall. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. All collaged elements appear stable and intact, including an area of masking tape that is creased along the lower left corner. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. The paper board 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.
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Berkson, New York (acquired from the above in October 1960)
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
Collection of Philip Bessine, Florida
David McKee Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1976
Kenneth Baker, "Borrowed Glory," San Francisco Chronicle, 5 October 2000, p. E3
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, New Paintings by Franz Kline, March - April 1960, cat. no. 7, illustrated
Washington D.C., Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Franz Kline Memorial Exhibition, November - December 1962, cat. no. 83
Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection; Houston, Rice University, The Institute for the Arts; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum, Franz Kline: The Color Abstractions, February - November 1979, cat. no. 22, pp. 45 and 71, illustrated in color
Cincinnati Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Vital Gesture: Franz Kline in Retrospect, November 1985 - June 1986, fig. 118, p. 122, illustrated in color
Stanford University Museum, Twentieth-Century Drawings from the Anderson Collection: Auguste Rodin to Elizabeth Murray, November 1988 - February 1989, cat. no. 25, p. 30
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000 - January 2001, cat. no. 153, p. 371