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The Vanguard Spirit: Modern and Surrealist Masterworks From an Important Estate
1936 - 2011
signed Claudio Bravo and dated MCMLXXXI (lower left)
oil on canvas
78 by 93½in.
199.5 by 239.3 cm.
Executed in 1981.
This work is well stretched onto a good stretcher. The painting is varnished and clean. There are no structural damages. The paint layer is stable. A few isolated and mostly small retouches can be seen when the work is examined under ultraviolet light. These are to be expected for a work of this scale. None of these retouches are of any consequence, and all of them are small and well applied. This work is in excellent condition. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)
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.
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