"The shrinking heads for me comes from the fact that in all great paintings the head is very small. When you look at a Rembrandt with 20 people or when you look at a Velasquez, the head is relevant to the size of the body. How big is a head in a Vermeer? My heads are the same size as Vermeer, the rest of the painting is the difference." George Condo
This work is in very good condition overall. There is light wear along the turning edges and at the corners of the work. There is some light hairline craquelure along the turning edges, most noticeably along the bottom left and right edges. Under raking light, there is evidence of scattered light surface dust. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is evidence of minor restoration, approximately 3/4 inches in length located in the lower left quadrant of the painting, 1 inch from the left edge and 12 inches from the bottom edge. Under Ultraviolet inspection, the turning edges fluoresce darkly but do not appear to be the result 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.