Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist) Sotheby's, New York, 20 May 1986, Lot 85 Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York (acquired from the above sale) Private Collection, Mexico Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2015
"Toledo is not a painter, a sketcher, a ceramicist or a sculptor, he probably isn't even an artist - in the usual sense of the word. He is a universe of shapes and traditions that are incessantly being transformed, and that also transform everything within their reach."
Evodio Escalante in Exh. Cat. Nohra Haime Gallery, Francisco Toledo Paintings and Watercolors 1960-1989, 1990, n.p.
This work is in good condition overall. The sheet is laid down to the mat. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. Artist pinholes are present in each of the extreme upper corners of the sheet. 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.