The work is in good condition overall. All discrete units are intact. There are minor surface scratches throughout, as well as some isolated areas of oxidation and accretion. The varied surfaces and facets of the work are differently textured, which is due to the artist's working method. The work shows some accumulation of soiling in its deepest crevices. There are a few minor scuffs and some rubbing along some edges of the work. 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.