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Frank Bowling

Three Works: (i) Resting; (ii) Alighting; (iii) Hovering

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Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling

Three Works: (i) Resting; (ii) Alighting; (iii) Hovering

Three Works: (i) Resting; (ii) Alighting; (iii) Hovering

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Frank Bowling

b. 1934

Three Works:

(i) Resting

(ii) Alighting

(iii) Hovering

each: signed, titled and dated 2010 on the stretcher

each: acrylic, oil and collage on canvas

(i) 63.8 by 79.1 cm. 25⅛ by 31⅛ in. framed: 69.7 by 84.8 cm. 27½ by 33⅜ in.

(ii) 63.9 by 76.4 cm. 25⅛ by 30⅛ in. framed: 69.8 by 82.3 cm. 27½ by 32⅜ in.

(iii) 65.1 by 76.5 cm. 25⅝ by 30⅛ in. framed: 71.1 by 82.1 cm. 28 by 32⅜ in.


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Hovering; Alighting; Resting:

Each work is in very good condition. All collaged elements are stable. There are a few minor areas of hairline cracking, most noticebly to the thicker impasto passages at the centre of each composition, with a few minute associated losses. All other surface irregularities are in keeping with the artist's choice of media and working process. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.

Alighting: There is some fine hairline cracking along the left vertical turnover edge.

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Spanierman Modern, New York

Private Collection

Phillips London, 3 October 2019, Lot 126

Acquired from the above by the present owner

New York, Spanierman Modern, Frank Bowling Solo Survey Exhibition: Paintings 1974-2010, September - October 2010, p. 5 (Resting, no. 10, p. 29, illustrated, p. 26; Alighting and Hovering illustrated, p. 28)