TAY BAK KOI
1939 - 2005
BUFFALOES IN SERENITY
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated 99
Canvas: 121.5 by 121.5 cm; 47¾ by 47¾ in.
Framed: 137 by 137 cm; 54 by 54 in.
This work is in good overall condition as viewed. There is evidence of wear along the edges due to abrasions from the original frame. There is a scuff line in the center left near the figure, but this is only visible upon close inspection. There are signs of paint shrinkage at the horns of the black buffalo, at the center right quadrant in the blue background, and at the light brown buffalo at the lower right quadrant. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals no signs of restoration. Framed.
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