Private Collection, Italy (acquired from the artist in 1964) Acquired from the above by the present owner
"When I paint I have no rules." Carol Rama 'Rearranged interview made by Maurizio Cattelan with original quotations from Carol Rama, Turin, June 2014', in: Press Release, Berlin, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Ferite Della Memoria – Selected Works, January - March 2016, online
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the sheet is much brighter in person and the light circular forms that read as gray in the catalogue are more yellow in person.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is minor evidence of time staining to the sheet. Under very close inspection, there is some pinpoint and unobtrusive evidence of foxing along the edges of the sheet.
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