Please note that the frame is integral to the piece. There are cracks to the chalk throughout as well as areas of hardened excess hot glue (which are loose and risk falling) which is consistent with the nature of the materials and appears to be the artist's intent. There are further areas throughout where the chalk has broken and appears to be loose. Chalk remnants have spread onto the surrounding area, creating minor surface marks. This also is consistent with the nature of the material and appears to be the artist's intent. There are three areas of minor splintering, measuring approximately 2mm long, to the middle of the right hand frame edge. There appears to be a missing charcoal stick within the bottom left hand quadrant, close to the lower left hand framing edge. Overall the work appears to be in good original condition. "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."