Susan Hillberry Gallery Inc., Birmingham, Michigan Robert Miller Gallery, New York Sotheby's, New York, 10 November 1989, Lot 374 Richard Green Gallery, New York (acquired from the above sale) Christie's, New York, 17 May 2001, Lot 184 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges of the board including a few minor pinpoint spots of paint loss, the largest of which is in the upper right corner, and a small and unobtrusive loss to the board at the lower right corner. Under very close inspection, there is a pinpoint spot of paint loss in the maroon area along the bottom, scattered pigment splashes visible along the lower right edge and lower center, and faint text is slightly visible in the lower left quadrant of the work. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, the aforementioned text fluoresces and several minor areas along the top border and left edge fluoresce darkly. Framed. 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.