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Yusuf Grillo

Eyo

VAT reduced rate

Estimate:

180,000 - 240,000 GBP

Yusuf Grillo

Yusuf Grillo

Eyo

Eyo

Estimate:

180,000 - 240,000 GBP

Lot sold:

226,800

GBP

Yusuf Grillo

Nigerian

1934-2021

Eyo


signed, titled and dated 1993 (on the reverse)

oil on board

111 by 87cm., 43¾ by 34¼in.

Framed. 


Please note that this work has undergone Humidity Regulated Warm Air Treatment and is accompanied by a certificate from Integrated Contamination Management. There is old damage to the support bars and the work would benefit from a new support system. 


A handful of very small holes to the board within the upper right-hand quadrant; possible other examples elsewhere. Varnish is uneven in places. On close inspection, some minor paint separation in places. Entirely stable. Nail heads from support bar running across the centre of the canvas. 


Inspection under UV light reveals no clear signs of restoration or repair.


The above excepting, the work is in good condition. 


Further Enquiries: Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6323 or email africanctp@sothebys.com if you have any questions regarding the present work.


Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.

Collection of Chief Ademola Edu
Private Collection, Nigeria, acquired from the above 
Chika Okeke Agulu, Yusuf Grillo: Painting. Lagos. Life, (2020), illustrated p.93
Lagos, Arthouse Contemporary, Igi Araba: An Exhibition and Retrospective of Works by Yusuf Grillo, 2016, illustrated p.39