This work is registered in the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome, under number 6568 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Private Collection, Italy Sale: Sotheby's, Milan, Arte Moderna e Contemporanea e Identita’ Italiana un’Importante Collezione Privata, 23 November 2011, Lot 176 Acquired directly from the above by the present owner
The colour of the background is turquois blue, and not as illustrated in the catalogue.
This work is in very good condition. There is evidence of wear to the upper left and right and lower right corner tips, and very minor wear to the right 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. 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."