BAHMAN MOHASSES | PERSONAGGIO I
Property from the Former Nelson Rockefeller Collection, USA
signed twice and dated '68
oil on canvas
102 by 70cm. 40 1/8 by 27 1/2 in.
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The work is in good condition. Inspection reveals some stable cracking across the canvas, not unusual for works by the artist from the 1960s due to the painting technique. Some uneven varnish residues can be noticed upon closer inspection. Some sign of restoration under the UV light to the bottom left corner where some repainting and retouching is noticeable. Some further in-painting in the grey left side of the torso 3 by 4cm triangle. The work is well stretched and stable.
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Nelson Rockefeller, USA
Phelps Hospital Charity Auction, Sleepy Hollow (donated by the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1980s
Bahman Mohasses, Enrico Crispolti, A.V. Serov, Eds., Bahman Mohasses, Rome 2007, p. 243 , illustrated / in colour