ABDOULAYE ABOUDIA DIARRASSOUBA
signed (lower left)
mixed media on canvas
143 by 179.5cm., 56¼ by 70¾in.
There is a seam running vertically across the right-hand side of the work where the canvas has been joined. Handful of very light surface cracks to the edges of the work.There are areas where the string on the reverse of the canvas has been painted down to the front of the canvas. This is particularly visible along the lower right-hand edge of the work. Dripping throughout the painting which appears inherent to the work. A handful of very light scratches in places.
Overall the work appears to be in good condition.
Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of restoration or repair.
Please note that the yellow in the catalogue illustration is a slightly different tone. Colours exhibited in the work appears to be more of a mustard yellow.
This work is unframed.
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TIS Fine Art Corp, New York City, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner