This work is in good condition overall. The collage elements are stable. The variation to the surface texture of the materials used including holes in the hessian, variation to the color of the hessian, plaster separation and cracking and stray media is due to the artist's choice of medium and working method. There are scattered signs of handling and wear to the work, possibly due to the artist's working method. There is minor surface soiling and dust accumulation visible to the plaster elements. There is an impression for 2 books to the left side of the work, intentionally placed by the artist. There is a loose piece of burlap to the lower left edge of the painting. 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.