This work is in good condition overall. The media layer is stable. The sheet is light-struck. Under raking light inspection, a 1/2 inch horizontal surface loss to the sheet becomes present in the upper left quadrant, two inches to the left of the watermelons. Two very faint rust-colored fingerprint marks become apparent in the lower right quadrant at the edge of the sheet, two inches upwards from the signature. On the reverse of the sheet, a tape remnant is present running along the extreme upper edge of the sheet. 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.