Property from a Private European Collection
1938 - 1991
signed in Cyrillic and dated 73 l.r.
mixed media and collage on masonite
Board: 120 by 91.5cm, 47¼ by 36in.
Framed: 123.5 by 95cm, 48½ by 37½in.
There are pinholes to all four corners. There is wear to the corners and minor losses in places along the edges. There is craquelure in places, most noticeably to the upper half of the composition where it is slightly lifting. There is a small nick near the centre of the right edge. There are two vertical scratches in the top left corner and a diagonal scratch in the lower left corner. Further minor abrasions and scuff marks are visible in places elsewhere. The surface is covered in a layer of dirt with drip marks and staining in places. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching. Framed.
"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."