Caracas, Sala Eugenio Mendoza, Maderas y Piedras Ochavadas de Francisco Narváez, 1970, n.n. Caracas, Galería de Arte Nacional, Francisco Narváez. Figuración y expresión (1930-1950). En el centenario de su nacimiento, 2005, n.n.
“Within a tight framework, he carried out a series of sculptures which, through extremely pure volumes, highly harmonious lines and an accentuated schematic sense, exalted the nativist subject... in [these works] his strength, violence and subject simplification reach their highest purity.”
Arturo Uslar Pietri, Trayectoria de Francisco Narváez (exhibition catalogue), Caracas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, 1976, p. 21
The sculpture is in excellent condition. It exhibits minor dimensional movement in the wood that is typical of aged wood. No recent cracks, breaks or pest infestation was noted on the surface. The pigmented surface presents gentle wear in the form of minor rubbing of the surface with no significant abrasions or losses noted. The sculpture is structurally sound. (This condition report has been prepared courtesy of Wilson Conservation, LLC) 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.