Five Women (Study for Times Square Mural)
Artist: Alex Katz
Artwork: Five Women (Study for Times Square Mural)
Size: 48.3 x 116.8 cm
Medium: Oil on shaped aluminum
Creation year: 1976
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted verso
Provenance: Robert Miller Gallery, New York, New York; Mr. Robert Beardsworth, Sarasota, Florida (Purchased from above); Private Collector, Virginia (By family descent)
Exhibition history: Alex Katz: Cutouts, Robert Miller Gallery, February 21-March 17, 1979, cat. no. 3

Date: 2012-11-04
Lot Number: 143
Notes: The cutouts are slightly loose in their supports but appear stable; With minor surface soiling, a few minor rubbed areas and a few minute nicks in places at the extreme edges; There are white areas that appear to be traces of a dried liquid in places mainly in the figure at far right, and a few other marks on the other faces and verso; When viewed from reverse, the rightmost figure with a 1/4-in chip in her hair, a few visible short scrapes or scuffs; There is an irregular 2-in. piece of canvas or tape adhered to the centermost figure on the reverse (the artist has painted over this area); The leftmost figure when viewed from reverse with one or two strands of hair very gently bent; The individual metal vertical supports slightly rusted and oxidized; Some of the figures with very minute chips of paint loss in the immediate area where they attach to supports; The base upon which these are mounted slightly oxidized (matte looking finish) with a few specks, oxidized stains and minor scuffs; Under blacklight, there was no indication of inpainting or other restoration; Overall, in good original condition