Harold Diamond, New York Private Collection, New York Sotheby's, New York, 11 November 1986, Lot 122 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
San Diego, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1977 and 1979
"Forms ought to have an emotion of a concrete experience. I mean, like I am very happy to see that grass is green – you see what I mean? Like at one time, it was very daring to make a figure red or blue. I think now it is just as daring to make it flesh –colored..."
This work is in good condition overall. The sheet is laid on the board. There is time staining to the sheet. There is viewable oil staining to the sheet due to the artist's chosen medium, and some minor dust accumulation to the thicker areas of impasto. Upon close inspection, there are some creases with some associated minor tearing to the perimeter of the sheet. There is a very small, non-obtrusive loss to the sheet in the lower left and right quadrant. Framed.
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