Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist) Christie's, New York, 10 November 1988, Lot 352 The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca Acquired from the above by the present owner
“Drawn with urgency, clarity, and brazen simplicity, Haring’s characters whisk us from the mysteries of ancient ritual to the hallucinatory interface of biology and technology in our cybernetic future now.”
Barry Blinderman, “And We All Shine On" in Germano Celant, Ed., Keith Haring, Munich 1992, p. 28
This work is in very good condition. Surface irregularities are evident throughout, inherent to the work and artist's chosen medium. Upon close inspection, there is evidence of wear and handling with associated minor losses, most noticeable along the extreme turning edges. Scattered media accretions is visible throughout, most noticeable near the middle top edge and the lower left corner. Upon close inspection, minor craquelure is scattered throughout the red carved passages. 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.