Lot 9
  • 9

EL ANATSUI | Untitled

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
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Description

  • El Anatsui
  • Untitled 
  • signed and dated 1991 (lower centre)
  • tropical hardwoods and tempera 
  • 48.5 by 133cm., 19 by 52¼in. (together)

Provenance

Private Collection, Lagos 

Condition

Please note that this work is comprised of 13 individual planks, all of which have a nail on the reverse for hanging purposes. Minor splintering, chips and light scratches to the wood throughout, particularly within the grooves and to the edges of the work, however this is in line with the nature of the material and the artist's practice. There are areas throughout where the tempera paint appears to be faded or scratched off, this is particularly noticeable within the blue area of panel 1. There are areas that exhibit light surface dirt in place, however the dirt does not appear to be stuck to the surface and can be removed and cleaned. The nail on the reverse of plank 4 and 6 appears to have penetrated the wood and can be seen on the recto. Overall, the work appears to be in good original condition. Further enquiries: Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6323 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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