Lot 1002
Thomas E. Link (NC), L'esprit de l'escalier
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Acrylic on canvas, signed on one side, gallery wrapped canvas.

48.25 x 60 in.

Private Collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The title, which translates to "The Spirit of the Staircase," refers to a remark by the French philosopher Denis Diderot that one comes up with the perfect reply only too late, once you have already reached the bottom of the stairs.

Light surface grime to the verso.