Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
“They could represent watchmen or danger or the shadows of a human body after a nuclear holocaust or even my own shadow. But what makes them exciting is the power of the viewer’s imagination. It’s that split-second experience when you see the figure that matters.” Richard Hambleton
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined. There is a network of stable craquelure throughout the black pigment in the figure. There are two, 1 inch horizontal areas of paint, which appear darker than the surrounding area, visible along the neck and chin of the figure. Under ultraviolet inspection the aforementioned dark marks across the face and neck florescence darkly and may have benefitted from restoration. Framed. 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.