"Condo's portraits, on the other hand, ultimately return our attention to the varied responses that they trigger in us. They confront us with the curious fact that we can feel pity and ridicule for something at the same time, or sympathy and revulsion. In the end, these imaginary portraits lead us to wonder at the schizoid and contradictory character of our own natures." Ralph Rugoff, "The Imaginary Essay" in The Imaginary Portraits of George Condo, New York 2002, p. 14
This work is in very good condition overall. There is light wear and handling along the turning edges and at the corners of the work. There is light, hairline craquelure along the turning edges. Under raking light there is evidence of some light, scattered surface dust throughout. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed. 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.