Property from the Collection of the Late Robert Heller
TOM PHILLIPS, R.A.
SCHISM & SKIN GAME
signed with initials and dated LXXXII
oil on canvas
122 by 71cm.; 48 by 28in.
The canvas is original. There is a small dent to the canvas in the red pigment in the lower left quadrant. There is some slight abrasion to the paint surface at one or two points at the extreme edges, most notably in the extreme upper left corner. There are some possible light scuffs in places. There is some light surface dirt and studio matter. This excepting, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals one instance of fluorescence, which is the result of inconsistently applied varnish.
The work is floated in a simple painted wooden frame.
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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.
Sale, Christie's London, 8th June 1990, lot 325
Flowers Gallery, London