Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the left panel fails to convey the rich copper and gold colours in the original. The overall tonality is also deeper and richer in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There are very fine scratches in places to the metal areas of the composition. There is a tiny hole toward the centre top edge in the linen. There are five staples visible on both sides of the strip of aluminium along the bottom centre. There are unobstrusive imperfections throughout the composition, probably inherant to the artist's working process. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."