KURT SELIGMANN | UNTITLED
Property from a Private Collection, New York
1900 - 1962
Signed Kurt Seligmann, dated 1942 and dedicated Pour Gloria Griffith avec mon admiration pour son talent (lower right)
Watercolor and brush and ink on paper
28 by 22 in. (71.1 by 55.9 cm)
Framed: 31½ by 24½ in. (80 by 62.2 cm)
Executed in 1942.
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is secured to a mount by photo corners on all four corners. There is some slight undulation to the sheet, likely inherent to the application of the medium. The medium is bright and well-preserved. There is a two-inch thick area of discoloration due to mat burn running around all four edges of the verso, which is not visible when framed. Immediately around the main composition there is a faint rectangular box of discoloration, likely due to a prior mat burn. The lower edge of the sheet is slightly uneven, otherwise fine. The work is in overall very good condition.
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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Gloria Griffith, United States (a gift from the artist)
Timothy Baum, New York
Acquired from the above