ABIODUN OLAKU | THE CHARGE
8,000 to - 12,000 GBP
signed and dated 1995 (lower right)
oil on canvas
134.5 by 162.5cm., 53 by 64in.
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The canvas is stable and unlined. There is separation in the areas of darker pigment, mainly to the horses's bodies (ref images). Slightly uneven varnish. Stretcher marks are visible to the left hand and central vertical bars, and there is a large dent to the canvas to the lower half of the left framing edge that may be corrected through restretching.
The work is otherwise in good condition. Examination under ultra-violet light reveals no obvious repairs or retouching.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner