Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004.
“Art must fascinate people and doing easy things is not a good way to seek fascination" (Wim Delvoye in conversation with Inti Landauro, in: ‘Artist Wim Delvoye On Courting Controversy with Twisted Wheels, Crucifixes’, The Wall Street Journal, 2014, online).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly warmer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some superficial scuffs, scratches and media accretions in isolated places throughout. "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."