LISA YUSKAVAGE | SICK CLOWN
Works from a Prominent New York Collection
signed and titled on the reverse
oil on canvas
55⅛ by 43⅛ in. 140 by 109.5 cm.
Executed in 1999.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges, including a minor indentation to the upper right corner, faint rub marks along the top edge towards the left and hairline craquelure at the pull margins. Under very close inspection, a few minor clear circular accretions are visible in the lower right quadrant and a few faint horizontal and vertical abrasions are visible in the bottom third of the canvas. Also under very close inspection, a faint T-shaped mark is visible in the figure’s right thigh and hip. A light dust has settled on the surface. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed.
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Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, The 46th Biennial Exhibition: Media/Metaphor, December 2000 - March 2001