Jeff Sonhouse, b. 1968 | Bound by Nature
Bound by Nature
signed and dated 2012 on the reverse
oil, resin, copper wire, wood and feather on board
120 by 51 by 7 cm. 47¼ by 20 by 2¾ in.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. All collaged elements are stable. Extremely close inspection reveals a few minute loses towards the lower right hand corner and some very short and faint cracks to the resin over the figure's eyes. Close inspection reveals a superficial layer of dust that has settled in places to the copper wire and an extremely short and faint crack to the lower centre of the wooden element. Extremely close inspection under ultraviolet light reveals two minute specs in the yellow pigment that fluoresce unevenly.
"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."
Claude Boukers, France, 2014 (Zidoum Gallery)
Indicative of a strengthening market, the auction record for a work by Jeff Sonhouse was achieved in December 2020 when a similar work Study for Exhibit A – Cardinal Francis Arinze from 2005, sold in New York for $170,100.