Lot 61: KARL STANLEY BENJAMIN, (AMERICAN, 1925-2012), "#2"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
KARL STANLEY BENJAMIN
Inscribed with the artist''s name, titled and dated 1968 on the stretcher verso, oil on canvas.
51 x 51 in. (129.4 x 129.4cm)
Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (acquired from the above in 1969).
With occasional wear at the extreme canvas edges most likely from previous handling. This includes some intermittent cracking in the dark blue triangles and in the bottom corner of the extreme left edge and attendant very minor paint loss. A 2-inch area of shallow cracking in the light purple sqauare at upper right. The painting exhibits areas of surface soiling, moisture droplets and debris variously throughout. For example, some scattered off-white semi-transparent liquid drop stains in a few places 3 x 2 in. and smaller in the bottom left quadrant. With some whiteish surface debris in a blue triangle at left of center. Please request additional images from dept. for illustration of these issues. Verso with varying sizes of very pale golden round stains. These aren't immediately apparent as mold but are of uncertain origin/cause.
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