'PALOMA PICASSO, SAINT-TROPEZ'
large-format, signed, titled, dated, and with numerical notations in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1973 (White Women, p. 27)
23⅛ by 15⅛ in. (58.7 by 38.4 cm.)
This photograph is in generally excellent condition. When examined very closely in raking light, a hairline scratch and a linear deposit of indeterminate nature are visible in the upper portion of the image. The upper left margin corner is softly bumped.
There is a strip of tape along the upper edge on the reverse. The following are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: '4/10'; 'H'; and '1369/6A.'
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.
Collection of Gert Elfering
Christie's New York, 20th Century Photographs: The Elfering Collection, 10 October 2005, Sale 1642, Lot 142