Christine König Galerie, Vienna Acquired from the above by the present owner
"This structure happened out of need. I didn’t make the structure and then add the colour. The colour made the structure" (Stanley Whitney in conversation with Alteronce Gumby, in: Bomb Magazine, 21 April 2015, online).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the blues are slightly deeper and richer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals two very short and thin superficial scratches towards the upper right hand corner and some light wear to the extreme lower right and upper left corner tips. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light. "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."