The overall tonality is brighter and the red colour is more vivid in the original work than in the catalogue illustration. Moreover the latter does not convey the rich relief of this work. Please refer to the Contemporary Art department for detailed and in situ pictures to get a more accurate impression of the work.
This work is in very good condition with a perfect stability of the medium.
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