JOHN MCCRACKEN | IOS
80,000 - 120,000 USD
1934 - 2011
titled and dated 1965 on the underside
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
16½ by 15 by 7 in. 41.9 by 38.1 by 17.8 cm.
This work is in good and sound condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges as well as faint abrasions visible to the surface, most noticeably along the top left corner and lower right face. There are several areas of discoloration along the edges of the blue work. There are scattered air bubbles in the resin, which is inherent to the artist’s working method and chosen medium. There are scattered pinpoint accretions and areas of discoloration visible upon close inspection. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, the aforementioned areas of discoloration in the blue show darkly and appear to have benefited from restoration.
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.
Collection of Nick Wilder, Los Angeles
Private Collection, Los Angeles (acquired from the above in 1996)
Sotheby's, New York, 13 May 2015, Lot 164
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
John McCracken, Sketchbook, Santa Fe 2008, n.p., illustrated as artist's sketch