Property from the Antoinette and Patrick Murphy Collection
BLACK DIAMOND XIV; CAST BLACK DIAMOND
one: signed, titled, dated 2/79 and inscribed on the canvas overlap; the other: signed, titled and dated indistinctly 1980; numbered 1/5 on the reverse
one: acrylic on canvas; the other: cast iron
21.5 by 23.5cm.; 8½ by 9¼in. (and smaller)
The canvas is original. There appears to be one very small scratch in the upper third of the extreme left hand edge. There may be some light bloom in places. There is some light surface dirt throughout. The sculpture appears to be sound. There are a small number of tiny casting imperfections and pits. There are a couple of light scuffs and scratches. There is some light surface dirt and studio matter. This excepting both works appear to be in very good overall condition.
The canvas is unframed and the sculpture is freestanding.
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Rosc, Dublin, where acquired by the present owners in 1988
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 12, 27th November 1980 - 22nd February 1981, cat. no.1285;
Dublin, Guinness Hop Store & Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Rosc, 19th August - 15th October 1988.