Ground Breaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank
VIVA CUITO CUANAVALE
welded with the artist's initials, title and date 88 on the reverse
14 by 18 by 10 in. 35.6 by 45.7 by 25.4 cm.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The variations in surface texture and patina are inherent to the artists’ chosen medium and working method. A layer of dust has adhered in the crevices of the work.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Purchase, New York, Neuberger Museum of Art; Miami, The Art Museum of Florida International University; Hanover, New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art and San Antonio, McNay Art Museum, Melvin Edwards: A Thirty Year Retrospective, 1963 - 1993, April 1993 - August 1995, Cat. No. 64, p. 67, illustrated