Please note that this work has recently undergone restoration. For restoration report, please contact the department.
The work exhibits pinhole punctures along the top framing edge as well as to all four corners of the work. The work exhibits extensive loss, flaking, creasing and tearing throughout. All of this is the artist's intent and is in line with his broader practice. There is undulation/warping to the paper (an indication of having been rolled) which similarly is inherent to the work. There appears to be an area of clear residue, running horizontally across the centre of the work, where the papers have been joined together. "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."