Description: mirror, metal, adhesive tape, magazine and book pages, stamps, acrylic, lacquer and spray paint, in 4 parts
Dimensions: each: 110 1/4 by 39 3/8 in. 280 by 100 cm.
Medium: mirror, metal, adhesive tape, magazine and book pages, stamps, acrylic, lacquer and spray paint, in 4 parts
Condition Report: This work is in very good condition overall. All collage elements are intact. There is light wear and handling along the edges and at the corners. There are scattered faint surface scratches and smudges throughout each panel, most noticeably in the top two panels of the far right panels. Upon close inspection there is evidence of lifting in the horizontal ribbon in the bottom quadrant of the far left panel.
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: Cologne, Galerie Buchholz, Isa Genzken "Kinder filmen," November - December 2005
London, Saatchi Gallery, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany, November 2011 - April 2012, pp. 54-55, illustrated in color
Literature: Max Henry, Germania, London 2008, pp. 166-167, illustrated in color
Provenance: Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
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Private Collection (acquired from the above in 2009)
Sotheby's, New York, 9 May 2012, Lot 36
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner