RICHARD MAYHEW | RITUAL
40,000 - 60,000 USD
signed and dated 07
oil on canvas
painting: 40 by 30 in. 101.6 by 76.2 cm.
framed: 42¼ by 31¼ in. 107.3 by 79.4 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is very light evidence of handling along the edges, including faint rubbing at the lower left corner. Under very close inspection, there are a few pinpoint surface losses revealing the underneath layer of paint, most noticeably in the blue painted area. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, a few scattered pinpoint drip accretions in the left quadrant fluoresce but are not the result of restoration. Framed.
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Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta
Zone Contemporary Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Savannah, Telfair Museum, Landscape of the Spirit, September 2008 - January 2009, p. 19, illustrated in color
San Francisco, Museum of the African Diaspora, The Art of Richard Mayhew, October 2009 - March 2010, p. 30, illustrated in color