A Moscow Suburb
Property from a Private European Collection
1931 - 2013
A Moscow Suburb
signed in Cyrillic and dated 90 l.r.; further bearing an exhibition label on the reverse
mixed media on board
Board: 101.5 by 81cm, 40 by 32in.
The support is nailed to a wooden stretcher. Both bottom corners are fraying slightly and show minor associated paint losses. Further minor losses are visible along the edges. There are a couple of very minor nicks to the top left corner of the black rectangle. Faint scuff marks can be seen in the white margin at the bottom of the composition as well as in places elsewhere. Some of the elements of the collage are delaminating slightly and there are minor adhesive stains in places. There is a layer of light surface dirt with handling marks in places. Unframed.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Pully, Musée d'art contemporain, A la découverte... de collections Romandes I...à suivre, 19 Feburary - 27 June 1993