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FRANCIS ALŸS | UNTITLED

FRANCIS ALŸS | UNTITLED

FRANCIS ALŸS | UNTITLED

FRANCIS ALŸS

b. 1959

UNTITLED


left: signed on the reverse

left: oil and encaustic on canvas mounted to panel

right: oil and paper collage on canvas mounted to panel

left: 9¼ by 16 in. 23.5 by 40.6 cm.

right: 5 by 7 in. 12.7 by 17.8 cm.

Executed in 2011-2012.

Left: This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling to the edges of the canvas, specifically along the upper edge in the light gray pigment where there are several minor losses visible. There is evidence of small embedded paint bristles throughout. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, minor spots of inpainting fluoresce darkly in the lower right edge and upper left corner of the yellow section, the upper right corner of the blue, and the upper edge of the black. Unframed.


Right: This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling to the edges, with associated minor abrasions. There is evidence of a minor hairline crack along the lower edge, left side. The collage elements appear secure and intact. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed. 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

David Zwirner, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013