A. R. PENCK
1939 - 2017
gouache on paper
sheet: 52.3 by 83.7 cm. 20½ by 33 in.
frame: 75.3 by 106.3 cm. 29¾ by 42 in.
Executed in 1981.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing board in several places along the edges and undulates slightly. Extremely close inspection reveals a minute tear at the extreme left edge towards the lower left corner. Close inspection reveals small media accretions adhered to areas of thicker impasto with some associated rubbing; one in the centre of the composition towards the right edge and one in the painted area towards the upper right corner, which are likely to be original. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra violet light.
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Galeri Artist, Istanbul
Acquired from the above by the present owner