LES GRANDES CÉRÉMONIES
signed (lower right); signed and dated 1974 (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
100 by 73.5cm., 39¼ by 29in.
Light frame abrasion at all edges and slight wears on surface visible on edges of the painting. One accretion visible at lower center of the work as well as network of craquelures. Canvas slightly loosened. Superficial scratches probably inherent and contemporary to the creation of the work.
Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of restoration or repair. Colours are true to the catalogue illustration.
Please note that this work is unframed.
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Private Collection, Switzerland