ALLEN JONES, R.A.
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titled; signed on the canvas overlap
oil and collage on canvas
40 by 30cm.; 15¾ by 11¾in.
Executed in 1973.
The canvas is original. The collage elements appear securely adhered. There is extremely minor rounding to the corner of one paper collage element. There appears to be some extremely minor frame abrasion at the extreme lower corners. There is what appears to be adhesive applied by the Artist to areas of the canvas, in keeping with the Artist's working methods and materials. This adhesive appears to have discoloured over time. There are one or two instances of studio detritus and surface matter and light surface dirt to the work in places. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light is rendered difficult due to the adhesive, but there are no obvious signs of florescence or retouching.
The work is floated in a stained wooden box frame behind glass.
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Marlborough Gallery, London
Private Collection, Italy and thence by descent to the previous owner
Their sale, Sotheby's Milan, 27th May 2014, lot 51, where acquired by the present owner
Marco Livingstone, Allen Jones, Sheer Magic, Congreve Publishing, New York, 1979, illustrated p.129.