Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Texas
RUUD VAN EMPEL
Cibachrome print, front-mounted to acrylic, flush-mounted to aluminum, the photographer's label, signed, titled, dated, and editioned 'HC' in ink, a Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, label on the reverse, 2005 (Ruud van Empel: Photoworks 1995-2010, p. 64)
33 by 23½ in. (83.8 by 59.7 cm.)
This Cibachrome print is in generally excellent condition. The colors remain bright and saturated with no apparent fading. As is often the case with works face-mounted to acrylic, scattered hairline scratches and fingerprints are visible when examining the surface closely in raking light. There are faint liquid deposits visible across the surface of the acrylic, visible only under close examination.
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