GLADYS NILSSON | UNSEATING / UP SETTLING
8,000 - 12,000 USD
UNSEATING / UP SETTLING
signed, titled twice and dated 1983 on the reverse
watercolor and graphite on paper
30⅛ by 23 in. 76.5 by 58.4 cm.
framed: 32¾ by 24¾ in. 83.2 by 62.9 cm.
This in very good condition overall. All four edges are deckled and the sheet undulates slightly. Under extremely close inspection there are a few minute tears to the extreme edges of the composition which appear inherent to the artist's chosen medium. Upon further close inspection there are two small drip accretions to the gray background and one to the light pink background, most likely inherent to the artist's working process and from the time of execution. The sheet is hinged intermittently along the four edges verso to the mat. 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.
Private Collection, Wisconsin
Christie's, New York, 14 December 2017, Lot 11
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner