Richard Smith (British, 1931-2016). Color etching on two sheets of paper titled "Large Blue," each sheet depicting half of a blue rectangle, 1977. The sheets are stapled together - one staple on the top and one staple on the bottom - original to the artistic process. The work is pencil signed, dated, and numbered 42/60 along the lower left.Height: 27 1/2 in x width: 28 in.
The item is in good condition with no visible tears or losses, or major creases. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. The color is bold and bright. Light creases throughout, particularly along the right margin. There is very light foxing along the upper left quadrant and to the upper left corner. Very light wear along the four margins; however, it appears that it is original to the artistic practice. Along the verso, there are a few scattered light handling marks; there is light skimming to the upper right corner; along the upper left corner, there are light brown accretions, possibly from old framer's tape.
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