The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly deeper and richer in the original and it fails to fully convey the sculptural qualities of the work.
This work is in very good condition. All collaged elements are stable. The canvas is slightly slack and undulates slightly. All surface irregularities and accretions are in keeping with artist's working process. Very close inspection reveals some very short and unobtrusive drying cracks to the areas of thicker impasto. A superficial layer of dust has adhered to the collaged elements. No restoration is apparent when examined ultraviolet light. "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."