The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is slightly brighter and it fails to fully convey the texture of the collaged elements visible in the original.
This work is in very good condition. All collaged elements are stable. Very close inspection in raking light reveals a few shallow and superficial scratches in places with a few associated minute and unobtrusive nicks to some of the collaged elements. There is some lifting to a few of the extreme corner tips of the collaged elements, as well as some irregularities, which are likely to be inherent to the execution process. Further close inspection reveals a minute nick to the black background on the upper left corner. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. "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."