Some lifting to the newspaper overall and at the edges, and with loss all along the bottom edge, especially on the left. A patch of scratching through the collage down to the canvas to the left of the signature in the bottom right corner, covering approx 9 by 5cm. Small hole to the canvas to the centre of the bottom edge, approx 8mm. Bubbling to the collage in the centre of Mao's chest, approx 8 by 3cm. "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."