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GORDON COSTER | BICYCLE RACER

Guaranteed Property

Estimate:

6,000 to - 9,000 USD

GORDON COSTER | BICYCLE RACER

GORDON COSTER | BICYCLE RACER

Estimate:

6,000 to - 9,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,625

USD

GORDON COSTER

1906-1988

BICYCLE RACER


gelatin silver print, oversized, the photographer's credit stamp on the reverse, 1930s

12⅞ by 16 in. (32.7 by 40.6 cm.)

This early print, on double-weight paper with an eggshell surface and slight sheen, is in generally very good condition. The following is visible under close examination: deposits of original retouching; some scratches, including an approximately 7-inch superficial scratch in the upper left quadrant; and an approximately 2-inch raised linear disruption in the surface in the upper right quadrant. There is a sharp crease that extends slightly into the image from from the lower right margin corner and appears to break the emulsion; there are attendant deposits of retouching. The margins are soiled and the corners bumped.


The reverse is heavily soiled. 'EV111-11' and 'x8T' are written in pencil in an unidentified hand. There is a Ginny Williams Collection label on the reverse of the mat.


When examined under ultraviolet light, this photograph does not appear to fluoresce.


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.

Christie’s New York, 30 October 1989, Sale 6906, Lot 210