The works are stretched but unframed. The canvases are unlined. There is good impasto throughout both works. There are surface marks to the white areas on both pieces, however this appears to be contemporary with the creation of the work. There is some cracking and associated paint loss within both works.
Bye Bye New York Hello Luanda
There is a horizontal line of yellow residue measuring approximately 3cm. to the forehead of the male figure. There is an area of minor paint cracking and associated surface loss within the centre of the canvas to the area directly above the sitters ears measuring approximately 1cm. Further areas of minor surface loss can be seen to the green area within the lower right hand quadrant and the red area within the lower left hand quadrant. There are two further areas of minor surface loss to the first 'B' of the top most 'Bye Bye' and to the 'Y' of the lower most 'New York'. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no signs of retouching or repair. Overall, the works appear to be in very good original condition.
Bye Bye Luanda Hello New York
There is some cracking and associated surface loss to the centre of the work directly in front of the sitter chin. There is some surface loss to the lower light pink area within the upper right hand quadrant of the work, close to the right hand framing edge. There are areas of further minor surface loss where the pink ground is showing through to the blue horizontal shape within the lower right hand quadrant. There is also an area of minor surface loss to the light blue vertical area within the lower left hand quadrant.
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