Property from a Private Collector
1936 - 1988
Signed Nieto (center left) and dedicated A Werner amitié ton Rodolfo (lower right); signed Rodolfo Nieto and dated 27 de octubre 1966 (on the reverse)
Paper collage, pastel and charcoal on canvas
25⅝ by 19¾ in. (65.1 by 50.2 cm)
Framed: 26½ by 20½ in. (67.3 by 52.1 cm)
Executed on October 27, 1966.
This work is in very good condition overall. The media layer is stable, and all collage elements are secure. Very minor wear is present along the extreme edges of the canvas. There is a 1/8 inch spot of media loss in the extreme upper left corner. A one-inch vertical dark scuff in the lower right corner and a few additional pinpoint spots of media loss scattered along each of the extreme edges of the work are present due to frame abrasion.
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Private Collection, France (a gift from the artist and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 26, 2014, lot 155)
Acquired at the above sale