Elaine de Kooning
From the Shadows: 8 Works by Elaine de Kooning from a Private Philadelphia Collection
Elaine De Kooning
1920 - 1989
signed; titled and dated 1978 on the reverse of the backing board
watercolor, pastel, colored pencil and paper collage on paper
Sheet: 30 by 23¾ in. (76.2 by 60.3 cm.)
Framed: 33 by 27 in. (83.8 by 68.6 cm.)
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. The sheet is adhered along the edges of the reverse to the backing board. There is a slight undulation to the sheet and collage element, visible upon close inspection. There is a very faint watermark along the edge of the lower left quadrant of the sheet, potentially inherent to the artist's chosen media, visible upon close inspection. There are several artist's pinholes at the upper edge of the collage element. The edges of the collage element are unevenly cut by the artist, and there is an associated minor tear along the bottom edge, visible upon close inspection. There is minor overall discoloration to the collage element, most notably along the edges, visible upon close inspection. There is some slight foxing to the backing board, not affecting the work itself. Framed under Plexiglas.
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