The canvas is original. There some very minor instances of reticulation, largely concentrated in the drips to the lower part of the work, only visible upon extremely close inspection. There is light surface dust. This excepting the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
The work is unframed.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals fluorescence in keeping with the Artist's intentions, and areas of inconsistent varnish.
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