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Ben Enwonwu

Africa Dances

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Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Ben Enwonwu

Ben Enwonwu

Africa Dances

Africa Dances

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

189,000

GBP

Ben Enwonwu

Nigerian

1917-1994

Africa Dances


signed and dated 1971 (lower right); inscribed, signed and dated (on the reverse)

gouache on board

64 by 51cm., 25¼ by 20in.

Framed: 66.4 by 53.3cm., 26 by 21in.

Structure: Please note that this work is framed.


Surface: There are a few areas of minor surface loss in places. For example to the face of one of the left hand figures and to the blue skirt of the foremost figure, amongst other places. The blue background exhibits areas where the gouache has lifted and there is some resulting minor surface loss. Handful of light surface scratches in places, largely within the perimeters of the work.


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


Overall, the work appears to be in good condition and stable.


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

 

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Private collection, acquired directly from the artist
Thence by direct descent to the present owner