Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf Acquired from the above by the present owner
“With painting, you can perceive everything on the canvas at the same time. Movements that have been painted first and last are both simultaneously present on the image field. There is no linear or causal hierarchy of activities in a painting. In that respect, painting is very anarchic and anti-narrative.”
quoted in: Interview with Emily Wasik, ‘Katharina Grosse sticks to her guns’, Interview Magazine, 11 April 2014, online
Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality tends more towards orange in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the mount in several places. Extremely close inspection reveals a small and unobtrusive handling mark to the lower edge, approximately 20 cm to the lower left corner. Further very close inspection in raking light reveals some unobtrusive rub marks in places, and a tiny speck of loss towards the lower right corner approximately 15 cm from the right edge and 5 cm from the lower edge. "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."