Colours: The colours are fairly accurate although the neon lights are much brighter and more luminous in the original in keeping with the nature of the lighting. The tonality of the 'Dolce' element is more acid green in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition and in full working order. There is a light layering of dust to the neon at the recesses of the sculpture and several spots of surface dirt at intervals to all of the neon tubes. There is an extremely fine and stable crack at the extreme end of the blue neon tube, visible only under very close inspection. There are very small inscriptions to the tubes, inherent to the artist's working process. There is some residue that has accumualted at the corners of the neon tubes. "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."