“In a funny way, he was kind of repeating the history of art. It was like, now we’re doing my Flower period! Like Monet’s Water Lilies, van Gogh’s Flowers, the genre.” Gerard Malanga in: David Dalton, A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol, New York 2003, p. 74
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined. Under close inspection, there are several, intermittently scattered fine tension cracks along the extreme outer edges of the canvas. Very close inspection reveals some faint handling marks to the extreme corner tips of the canvas with a minute speck of loss towards the lower right hand corner tip. Extremely close inspection reveals a fine ½ inch diameter circular network of craquelure 2 inches from the top and right edges within the upper right white flower. 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.