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Wed, Jul 19, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 547

Abstract Figural Oil Painting - MoMA Label

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Oil on canvas painting depicting abstract figures in bold colors. With a label from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) affixed to the verso reading "Museum of Modern Art LOAN /54.1274 / C. Valentin G.” Illegibly signed or unsigned.

Provenance: The collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton - Selections from The Marsh, Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Unframed; height: 36 in x width: 28 in. Framed; height: 37 in x width: 29 1/4 in.


No visible tears or signs of restoration under UV light. No major creases or losses that would alter the overall appearance of the painting. The color is bold and bright. There are a few scattered areas of minute paint losses along the extreme edges of the painting, against the frame. To the center of the upper margin, there is a stretcher bar marks visible. Throughout the recto, there are several scattered minute paint accretions that are fluorescent under UV light. Toward the lower half of the painting, there are several line surface scratches; however, it is difficult to discern whether they are damaged or original to the artist's intention, considering that the line scratches are visible throughout the lower half of the artwork. To the lower right quadrant, there is a line paint loss that is visible in lot listing, measuring approximately 1 1/2 in. To the upper left and quadrant, there are areas that have light creases to paint layers; please see the listing image. Along the verso, the canvas appears lightly toned and has soiling. There is a horizontal line mark along the lower margin of the verso. Very light wear to the frame.

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