This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated 2 de diciembre de 1986.
Acquired directly from the artist in 1986
"One feels in the painting of Ricardo Martinez both force and fluidity; one feels tradition, but moreso one feels a rupture with tradition… These are images of mythical humanity, created not just of their moment, but of eternity."
-Luis Cardoza y Aragón, Ricardo Martínez, Mexico City, 1981, p. XVIII
This work is in excellent condition. The canvas is still on its original stretcher. The paint layer is clean. There may be a couple of retouches on the extreme edge in the upper right corner. The work should be hung as is. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.) 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.