Ohne Titel (Untitled)
1928 - 2014
Ohne Titel (Untitled)
signed, dated 73 and dedicated for Mira on the reverse
oil and soot on canvas
68 by 96.2 cm. 26¾ by 38 in.
Framed: 89 by 117 cm. 35 by 46 in.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in good condition. The canvas is not lined. There is slight canvas slack and there is a faint stretcher bar mark along the lower right horizontal edge. There is light rubbing and occasional minor pigment loss in places to the extreme edges and corners, including a small impact (approx. 0.5cm in length) to the lower right corner. There is a small impact in the upper right quadrant, and there are a few occasional light surface scuffs in places throughout. There are a few fine lines of hairline craquelure in places, most noticeable in the darker pigment to the lower right and along the left vertical edge.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE
Private Collection (as a gift by the artist)
Christie’s, South Kensington, 17 April 2013, Lot 304
Acquired from the above by the present owner