Oil on canvas
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined. There is evidence of minor wear and handling to the corners and turning edges. There is evidence of surface soiling throughout and a few minor surface scuffs. The distressed and aged appearance of the canvas as well as the pigment and texture irregularities are consistent with the artist's working method and choice of medium. There are a few, scattered soft minor protrusions from the stretcher bar along the top perimeter of the work. There is evidence of minor pigment separation to the blue pigment areas. There are a few scattered surface scuffs, scratches and losses to the pigment which are possibly due to the artist's choice of medium and working method. There are a few areas of stable craquelure in the white pigment which are likely from the time of execution and also consistent with the artist's working method and choice of medium. There is stable craquelure along the turning edges, only visible under very close inspection. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. 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.
77 7/8 by 78 1/4 in. 197.8 by 198.8 cm.
Louise Neri and Paulo Herkenhoff, Eds., Adriana Varejão, Azulejões e charques, Brasilia 2001, p. 83, illustrated in color Lilia Moritz Schwarcz and Adriana Varejão, Eds., Pérola imperfeita: A história e as histórias na obra de Adriana Varejão, Rio de Janeiro 2014, p. 152, illustrated in color
Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo Acquired from the above by the present owner
Signed, partially titled and dated 1998 on the reverse