Private Collection, Europe (Acquired from the artist in 1960) Ernst Beyeler, Switzerland (Acquired from the above in 1961) Galerie Moos, Geneva (Acquired from the above in 1973) Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012
Zurich, Kunsthaus Glarus, Neue Internationale Kunst nach 1945, Mai 1965, n.p., no. 49 (text)
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although there are fewer magenta undertones visible in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing mount in several places and there are artist's pinholes to all four corners. Extremely close inspection reveals a fine rub mark running parallel to the edges which would correspond to previous framing. Further very close inspection reveals some faint creases to the lower corners and a few minute and unobtrusive nicks in places along the extreme edges. There is a tiny loss to the extreme upper left corner tip. "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."