Description: wax crayon, graphite, shredded paper, graph paper, paper and tape collage on paper
Dimensions: 29 3/8 by 41 1/2 in. 74.6 by 105.4 cm.
Medium: wax crayon, graphite, shredded paper, graph paper, paper and tape collage on paper
Condition Report: This work is in very good condition overall. The lateral edges of the sheet are deckled and there is very light evidence of time-staining to the extreme edges of the sheet. There are two artist's pinholes in each of the upper corners and one artist's pinhole in the lower corners. The collaged elements are all intact. The sheet is hinged verso intermittently along the top edge. Framed under Plexiglas.
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.
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Exhibited: New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Works of Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly, May 1974
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Schrift. Zeichen. Geste. Carlfriedrich Claus im Kontext von Klee bis Pollock, July - October 2004, p. 345, illustrated in color
Literature: Yvon Lambert, Ed., Cy Twombly, Catalogue Raisonné des Oeuvres sur Papier de Cy Twombly, Volume VI, 1973-1979, Milan 1979, cat. no. 95, p. 107, illustrated
Nicola Del Roscio, Cy Twombly Drawings: Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 6, 1972-1979, New York 2016, cat. no. 119, p. 111, illustrated in color
Provenance: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
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Private Collection, Berlin (acquired from the above sale)
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
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Acquired from the above sale by the present owner