The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, however the red spray areas along the upper left and lower right are tinted more towards a deep magenta and the yellows are neon. The overall tonality of the work is much brighter and more vibrant.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the mount in several places. There is a slight undulation to the sheet, inherent to the artist's working method. There is an artist's pinhole just left of centre in the blue area and a 1.3 cm inconsistency to the paint layer at the top edge, visible in the catalogue illustration, and likely inherent to the artist's working method. Under very close inspection a faint rub is visible in the lower left of the dark magenta area.
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