Private Collection SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 26 July 2014, lot 94 Acquired by the present owner from the above sale
This work is accompanied with an artwork registration card issued by the artist's studio.
“I adore pumpkins. As my spiritual home since childhood, pumpkins bring about poetic peace in my mind. Pumpkins talk to me, giving off an aura of my sacred mental state. They embody a base for the joy of living shared by all of humankind on earth. It is for the pumpkins that I keep on going.”
This work is in very good condition overall. Visible only upon close examination, evidence of very minor handling wear to corners of the canvas is observed. No evidence of retouching is observed when examined under ultraviolet light. Framed under Plexiglas. "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."