A condition report is an evaluation of the current physical state of an artwork. It summarizes any of the artwork’s defects, including but not limited to: dents, wrinkles, cracks, creases, tears, staining, pinholes, yellowing/discoloration, mold, etc.
Condition reports can come as detailed PDFs, or can simply be a statement such as “In excellent condition.”
If a condition report is readily available, it will be listed in the “About the work” section on each lot page. If it’s not already listed, please click the “Request condition report” button and a Specialist will provide a report over email when it is ready. Clicking the button multiple times will only send duplicate requests, and slow down response times.