Private Collection Mainichi Auction, Tokyo, 21 April 2018, Lot 201 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
“The first time I ever saw a pumpkin was when I was in elementary school and went with my grandfather to visit a big seed-harvesting ground...and there it was: a pumpkin the size of a man’s head...It immediately began speaking to me in a most animated manner."
This work is in very good condition overall. The edges of the canvas are taped. There is evidence of wear and handling along the edges, with associated abrasions along the bottom edge and corners, only visible under close inspection. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. This work is exhibited unframed but is accompanied by a frame 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.