'MADONNA WITH PURPLE DRAGON, NEW YORK'
chromogenic print, laminated, flush-mounted to aluminum, signed, titled, dated, and editioned '7/15' in ink on the photographer's studio label on the reverse, 1998
28⅜ by 39⅜ in. (72.1 by 100 cm.)
This chromogenic print is in generally good to very good condition. The colors remain vibrant and saturated with no apparent fading. As is often the case with laminated works, there are numerous scratches and smudges visible when examining the surface closely. At the lower center edge, a one-inch abrasion has broken the emulsion. There is a 5-inch scratch at the center. A tiny dark-colored deposit of indeterminate nature is visible in the white striped background at the center of the composition.The laminate has retracted slightly from the surface of the print at each of the four corners. There are aluminum frame brackets on the reverse of the mount.
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