This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The scattered signs of wear, such as scratches, rust, and paint losses, are inherent to the nature of the found materials and the artist's process. The joins and welds all appear to be sound and secure. All welds and joints are intact. As expected with a work of this construction, the piece is slightly dusty overall, primarily in the deepest folds and crevices. 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.