1926 - 2004
signed and dated 73
oil on board
35 by 35 cm. 13¾ by 13¾ in.
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality has fewer magenta undertones in the original.
This work is in good condition. Close inspection reveals some horizontal craquelure across the work, which is in keeping with the artist's choice of media. Further close inspection reveals some minor paint chips to the right edge, and one to the left centre edge, and one pin hole sized flake to the upper right. Overall the paint is stable. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.
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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Private Collection, Beirut