The Collector's Eye: Property from the Collection of Dr. M. Wallace and Mrs. Faega Friedman
1899 - 1988
carved with the artist's signature and date 1958 on the bottom edge
wood painted black
18½ by 17 by 3½ in. 47 by 43.2 by 8.9 cm.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. Under very close inspection there are some abrasions with associated paint loss to the edges of the sculpture. Further very close inspection reveals a few scattered specks of paint loss to the protruding elements of the composition. All surface irregularities, nicks and dents are inherent to the chosen medium.
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.
Benjamin Galleries, Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 1969