50,000 - 70,000 USD
titled; signed, incorrectly titled and dated 1982 on the overlap
oil on tarpaulins
96 by 132 1/2 in. 243.8 by 336.6 cm.
This work is in good condition overall. There are signs of handling and wear to the edges, particularly the bottom right corner tip and small networks of craquelure most notably along the left vertical edge. Under close inspection there are stable cracks and pigment separation throughout the faces of the figures. Under further very close inspection there are scattered in point brown spot accretions and rub marks to the beige raw canvas in the right side of composition. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed.
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