The Collector's Eye: Property from the Collection of Dr. M. Wallace and Mrs. Faega Friedman
1922 - 1993
signed with the artist's initials and dated 81
acrylic, gouache, crayon, graphite and paper collage on paper
25¼ by 22 in. 64.1 by 55.9 cm.
framed: 31⅜ by 28¼ in. 79.7 by 71.8 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. There are artist pinholes along the top and vertical edges of the sheet as well as at all four corners, with two-minute associated losses in the top left corner likely from the time of execution. There is a slight undulation to the sheet consistent with the artist's chosen medium and working method. All of the collaged elements appear stable and intact. All painted over paper accretions, skips in the paint and differing texture of the collage elements are also consistent with the artist's working method and chosen acrylic and paper collage medium. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat at the top two corners. 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.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 1982
Jane Livingston and Andrea Liguori, Eds., Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné, Volume Four, New Haven 2016, cat. no. 4462, p. 311, illustrated in color
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Richard Diebenkorn, January 1982
San Francisco, John Berggruen Gallery, Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper, 1970 - 1983, May - June 1983