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Michael (Corinne) West

7 and 8

Revolutionary Gestures: Works from a Private Southampton Collection

Michael (Corinne) West

Michael (Corinne) West

7 and 8

7 and 8

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Revolutionary Gestures: Works from a Private Southampton Collection

Michael (Corinne) West

1908 - 1991

7 and 8


signed Mich West and dated 1964 (lower left); signed Michael West, titled and dated June 64 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

75⅜ by 49¾ in.

191.5 by 126.4 cm.

Executed in June 1964.

This work is in good condition overall. The edges of the canvas are paper taped. There is evidence of light wear and handling to the edges and corners, with associated hairline craquelure at the pull margins. Under close inspection, there are faint stretcher bar marks along the edges. Textural variations to the surface appear inherent to the artist’s working method and chosen medium.  Under further close inspection, there is minor hairline craquelure as well as a few unobtrusive losses scattered throughout. Not visible in normal viewing conditions, there are several nailhead sized holes scattered throughout the lower third of the canvas, which have been repaired with patches on the reverse. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, several areas throughout, including the aforementioned repairs, fluoresce darkly and appear to have benefitted from restoration. Framed. 


Framed dimensions: 77 ⅝ by 51 ⅞ in.  (197.2 by 131.8 cm.)


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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Estate of the artist
Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner