The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is deeper and richer in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to convey the texture of the impastoed areas and the sparkly nature of the glitter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some light canvas staining to the upper and lower left corners and along the left edge, which is likely to be in keeping with the artist's working process. Further close inspection reveals evidence of light wear to the lower left corner tip. 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."