Original canvas. Unlined. Appears to be sound.
Upon very close inspection, there are very minor stretcher marks visible along all four canvas edges. There are also a handful of areas throughout the work where the collaged paper appears to be beginning to lift from the canvas. This treatment of paper is in line with the artist's practice. There are two areas where this lifting is slightly more significant, one within the upper left hand corner of the work and the other in the lower right hand corner. Overall, the work appears to be in good condition.
UV Light Report:
Ultraviolet light reveals no signs of repair or retouching.
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