Private Collection SBI Art Auction, Tokyo, 25 January 2014, Lot 36 Private Collection, Japan Artnet Auctions, 25 March 2014, Lot 96705 Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above sale) Acquired from the above by the present owner
This work is in very good condition overall. The tacking edges are taped. Upon close inspection there is evidence of minor surface accretions in the top left corner and again at the bottom right edge. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Framed under Plexiglas. This work was not examined out of its fame. This work is accompanied by an artwork registration card issued by the artist's studio and numbered 2102. 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.