This work is in very good condition overall. There is oxidation with associated minor discoloration to the surface, inherent to the artist's working method and natural aging process for this medium. The sculpture is slightly imbalanced on the base and rests with a slight backwards lean, per the artist's intention. The wooden base shows signs of wear and age and with an associated warp along the front edge. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.