Megan Rye (American, b. 1975). Oil on canvas painting titled "Iraqi Store" depicting a disheveled and cluttered storefront, 2006. As a part of a decade-long exploration into the Iraq War, Rye based this series of paintings off photographs her brother took while serving in the U.S. Marines in Fallujah, Iraq.
Exhibition: "I Will Follow You Into the Dark," June 6 - July 15, 2011, Forum Gallery, New York.Unframed; height: 36 in x width: 45 in. Framed; height: 38 in x width: 47 in.
No visible tears, ceases, or signs of restoration under UV light. The colors are bright and bright. No major losses. There is a minute paint loss to the upper left edge, possibly against the old frame. To the upper right edge, there is another minute paint loss. There are a few scattered cracks to paint along the upper center quadrant. There is a spiral crack to the upper center quadrant of the item; please see the listing image. Along the lower left quadrant, there is a network of craquelure. Along the lower right quadrant, there is an area where the surface texture differs from the rest of the painting, appears to be original to the artist, possibly a touch up. Along the center lower edge, there is a 4 in wide area of craquelure. Clean verso. Small losses against the frame. No visible signs of restoration under UV light. Very light wear to the frame.
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