Unexamined out of frame. The edges of the board are uneven. There are two pinholes in the upper edge of the board, in keeping with the Artist's materials. The collaged element appears to be securely fastened. There are a number of stable cracks running through the board horizontally and vertically, in keeping with the Artist's materials; there are also some minor flecks of associated paint loss. There is loss to the paint surface in the lower right corner. There are some further nicks to the extreme edges of the work, including to the collaged element. There are a number of scuffs to the surface of the work. There is some surface dirt and studio matter in places. This excepting the work appears to be in good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is float mounted and held behind glass in a painted black wooden frame.
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