What is guaranteed?
Untitled (JS 1279)
signed Shapiro and dated 1997 (on the interior wall mount-facing side)
16 by 19 by 18¾ in.
40.6 by 48.3 by 47.6 cm.
Executed in 1997.
This work is in good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There are tonal and textural variations to the surface of the sculpture, inherent to the artist's working method and chosen media. There is faint surface dust present most notably in the crevices and visible upon close inspection. There are scattered losses to the undersides of two of the wooden beams.
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.
Pace Wildenstein, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in November 1998
Klaus Kertess, Joel Shapiro: New Wood and Bronze Sculpture, New York, 1998. p. 5, illustrated p. 38
Jeffrey Deitch, “Perfectly Scripted,” Architectural Digest, December 2014, pp. 106-115, illustrated p. 107