MANOLO VALDÉS | CLAUDETTE SOBRE FONDO GRIS
CLAUDETTE SOBRE FONDO GRIS
signed on the reverse
oil, collaged burlap and thread on burlap
190.5 by 147.3 cm. 75 by 68 in.
Executed in 2009.
The colour in the printed catalogue is fairly accurate, although the skin tones are warmer and tend more towards cream in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There are some tiny artist's pinholes in places throughout. A superficial layer of dust has adhered to some of the protruding elements. Close inspection reveals some faint craquelure to some of the areas of thicker impasto. All other surface irregularities, fraying and accretions are in keeping with the artist's working process and choice of medium.
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Marlborough Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
“Our imagery was borrowed from high culture, it belonged to the art historical cannon promoted by certain museums. They were all images that we had grown up with and respected. We were fascinated by these iconic paintings that appeared everywhere in picture books, photographs and drawings. Ultimately we decided to revisit them ironically.”
(Manolo Valdes cited in: Artist interview: Manolo Valdés (Equipo Crónica) in: Tate, September 2015, online).