MIEUX LA CHENILLE QUE LE SERPENT
signed and dated 1999 (lower right)
acrylic and glitter on canvas
100 by 140cm., 39¼ by 55in.
There appears to be very minor surface marks in places. Particularly within the white margins of the work. Please note that there is glitter on the caterpillar on top of the man's head as well as to each of the animals on the table, these details are less obvious in catalogue illustration. Overall the work appears to be in very good condition.
Colours are true to catalogue illustration.
Inspection under UV light reveals no sign of restoration or repair.
Please note that this work is framed.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner