The colour in the printed catalogue is fairly accurate, although the black feathers are deeper and richer in the original and it fails to convey the sculptural quality of the feathers.
This work is in very good and original condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing board in all four corners. All four edges are deckled and all collaged elements are stable. Close inspection reveals some unobtrusive fraying to some of the feathers which is in keeping with the artist's choice of organic materials. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."