CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI | CONVERSATION PIECE
unique mixed media installation comprised of one framed gelatin silver print, metal biscuit tin containing a black and white photograph and cloth scrap, and an electric lamp and wires, 1990 (7)
Framed photograph: 58 by 32½ in. (147.3 by 82.6 cm.)
The photograph has not been examined unframed. It appears to be in generally excellent condition. The black wood frame is rubbed at the upper and lower corners. There is a Ginny Williams Collection label on the reverse of the frame.
The black electric lamp is scuffed and nicked. The base clip is fractured.
The metal biscuit tin is aged and rusted as intended by the artist.
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.
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 1991
Denver, Ginny Williams Gallery, Photography 1980-1990, June - July 1991