"First, I had to figure out the ratio of water to paint to get the drops consistent… And then I had to figure out the angle and distance—there were so many factors. I ended up working inside a canopy tent so I could gauge my distance from the canvas.”
Lucien Smith quoted in: Christopher Bollen, ‘Lucien Smith’, Interview Magazine, online resource.
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."