LEE BONTECOU | UNTITLED
25,000 - 35,000 USD
signed and dated '61
graphite on paper
22½ by 24⅜ in. 57.2 by 61.9 cm.
framed: 24 by 26 in. 61 by 66 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of handling and wear to the edges, including a few scattered, soft creases at the lower left edge as well as a light undulation visible to the sheet along the top edge. Close inspection reveals scattered pale and minute brown spot accretions throughout the sheet as well as a few scattered and faint pinpoint brown spots in the vicinity of the signature which may be evidence of foxing. The sheet is hinged intermittently along the 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.
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Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (LC D-21)
Private Collection, Ohio
Thence by descent to the present owner