25,000 - 35,000 GBP
Property from a Private European Collection
1925 - 2012
signed in Latin and dated 82 l.r.; further signed in Latin, signed and titled in Cyrillic, dated 1970, numbered N80 and bearing a Soviet export stamp on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
Canvas: 247.5 by 403.5cm, 97½ by 158¾in.
Executed on two canvases which have been sewn together. Surface scratches and creases with associated losses are scattered throughout, most notably in the corners and in places along the edges. There is a large horizontal scratch to the white background in the lower middle. There are losses to the thin yellow lines in places. A few areas of paint shrinkage are scattered in places. There is a light layer of surface dirt. Unframed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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