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Vija Celmins

Untitled

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 40,000 USD

Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins

Untitled

Untitled

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 40,000 USD

Lot sold:

30,240

USD

Vija Celmins

b. 1938

Untitled 


signed; signed on the reverse

oil on canvas

48 by 48 in. (121.9 by 121.9 cm.)

Executed circa 1961-63. 

This work is in fair condition overall. The canvas has been restretched with strip lining along the edges, not affecting the face or reverse of the work. There are scattered holes at the extreme edges from prior stretching, with associated minor pigment loss and cracking at the turning edges. There is a 4-inch linear accretion at the lower left corner, visible upon close inspection. There is stable craquelure throughout the canvas. Under ultraviolet light, there are scattered areas of inpainting. Unframed.


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Private Collection, California
Private Collection, New Mexico (acquired from the above in 2017)
"There aren't really rules for painting, but there’s certain facts and fictions about painting. Part of what I do is document another surface and sort of translate it. They’re like translations, and then part of it is fiction, which is invention."

Vija Celmins