The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the blue is brighter and there is more contrast in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to fully convey the three-dimensional nature of the collaged elements.
This work is in very good condition. All collaged elements are stable. Close inspection reveals some glue residue in places, which is in keeping with the artist's working process. Further close inspection reveals some light wear to the extreme outer edges of the paper. "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."