Stalin and Bear
signed in Latin l.l. and dated 1990 l.r.
oil and gold foil on canvas
91 by 122cm, 35¾ by 48in.
Original canvas. There is wear to the gold foiling at the edges, including the top right corner and a small area to the right of centre on the upper edge. There is a small media stain just below this area. There are a number of small areas and lines of retouching to the losses and scratches to the foil in the upper half of the canvas. There is a layer of light surface dirt. Unexamined out of frame.
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