Galerie Klüser, Munich Private Collection, France Acquired from the above by the present owner
"Realist painting has to do with leaving out a lot of detail. I think my painting an be a little shocking in all that it leaves out. But what happens is that the mind fills in what's missing...Painting is a way of making you see what I saw." Alex Katz
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges. The canvas is slightly loose on its stretcher and there are minor indentations in the lower right and lower left orners. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. There is a very minor and unobtrusive loss 13-inches from the top edge and 16.5-inches from the left edge. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, several small areas along the top edge and a small area behind the subject’s right knee fluoresce darkly. Unframed. 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.