The Contemporaries, New York Private Collection, New York Christie's, New York, 25 November 1997, Lot 266 Private Collection (acquired from the above sale) Christie's, New York, 21 November 2002, Lot 128 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. Under ultraviolet light inspection, a 1-inch vertical drip accretion becomes apparent in the center of the composition. Fluorescence occurs throughout due to the pigments selected by the artist. 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.