The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although it fails to fully convey the highly textured areas visible in the original. The white background also tends more towards soft cream in the original.
This work is in very good condition. All collaged elements are stable. Very close inspection reveals some light wear to the lower right corner tip and some lightly pressed impasto peaks in places. All other surface irregularities are in keeping with the artist's process and choice of media and likely to be original. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. "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."