Private Collection Borobudur Fine Art Auction, Singapore, 11 October 2008, lot 33 Acquired by the present owner from the above sale
"My paintings are all related to passion and romance. Desire is a component of being human, it's something innate. More importantly, our feelings and desire towards sex are a manifestation of vitality, and they symbolise a life in flourish."
This work is in good condition overall. There is minor wear to corners and edges of the canvas. Visible only upon close examination, light accretions are observed, scattered vertically along the right edge, and on the impastos located 22 cm from the left and 86 cm from the bottom edge, the center bottom edge, and the bottom left corner of the work respectively. Two minor paint losses are found on the right edge, located approximately 42 cm from the top right corner. No evidence of retouching when examined under ultraviolet light. 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."