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Manolo Valdés
B.1942
PERFIL SOBRE FONDO AZUL
signed, titled, dated 2012 and inscribed NY on the reverse
oil, string and burlap collage on burlap
172.1 by 123.2cm.; 67 3/4 by 48 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Marlborough Gallery, New York
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“His faceless portraits are not merely a tribute to the classical models which he comes close to and venerates without undue adulation. They are also a statement of his own art, free, joyfully crafted with a repeated emphasis on craftsmanship, which magically substitutes the more or less faithful reproduction of the model for a confident complacency with what "is seen" in his work once it is freed from the "pretext".”

Alfonso Perez Sanchez, Exhibition Catalogue, Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Manolo Valdes 1981-2006, 2006, p. 41

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