Lot 89: ALAN DAVIE, (SCOTTISH, 1920-2014), "ARAB POEM NO. 6"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"ARAB POEM NO. 6"
Signed, titled and dated ''5 78'' bottom right, gouache on paper.
23 1/8 x 32 7/8 in. (58.7 x 83.5cm)
Private Collection, Pennsylvania.
Occasional soft handling creases for example, an approx 2 1/2 in. one right of center at top of sheet. Several other smaller creases along the bottom right are of the sheet and occasionally elsewhere. These are more evident when looking at the reverse of the sheet than the front. Colors slighty faded. With an approx 2 cm circulr area of dark surface debris in the white at upper left. The gouache gently separating in the bottom section of the thick white curly q at bottom left. Some minor cracking/ separation in the dark blues and blacks left of center, with minor pigment loss. Similar area in the dark greens at center.
Verso there are remnants of previous hinging methods at all four corners. Some skinning to the paper evident in these areas where these hinges were previously removed. Surface soiling evident as well verso. And the sheet slightly toned. Otherwise generally in good condition.
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