Sir Anthony Caro, London (acquired directly from the artist circa 1982) Federated Union of Black Artists Centre, South Africa (acquired from the above in 1999) Private Collection, Australia Thence by descent to the present owner
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined. The variation to the pigment and surface texture is due to the artist's choice of medium and working method. Under close inspection, there is minor surface soiling and dust accumulation visible. There is some very minor wear to the edges of the work. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed. 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.