The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely. The work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Peint de Victor Vasarely, which is currently being compiled by the Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling along the edges including very faint hairline craquelure at the pull margins. The colors are bright and fresh. Under close inspection, scattered surface abrasions are visible in the black painted areas, in the light purple area just below center and in the dark purple area to the right of center. Under close inspection, there is hairline craquelure scattered throughout and there is a minor indentation to the canvas in the upper right corner where the light blue and green painted rhombuses meet. There are a few black pinpoint media accretions in the colorful painted areas likely from the time of execution. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is a 2-inch horizontal area across the green, purple and mauve area in the upper left and in the light green area at the center that fluoresce and appear to have benefited from light restoration. Unframed. 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.