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A Way of Life: The Collection of Barbara & Ernest Kafka
1928 - 2011
signed Frankenthaler (lower right); dedicated for Barbara with love, for your Birthday! Helen and dated July 26, 1983 Shippan (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvasboard
9⅜ by 13¾ in.
23.8 by 34.9 cm.
Executed in 1983.
This work is in very good condition overall. Upon very close inspection, there is evidence of hairline craquelure in the seafoam green passage along the upper left edge. Irregularities to the canvasboard weave are visible throughout, inherent to the artist’s chosen medium. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed under Plexiglas.
Framed dimensions: 16 ¼ by 20 ⅜ in. (41.3 by 51.8 cm.)
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