Lot 111: ROSS BLECKNER, (AMERICAN, B. 1949), SUNFLOWER
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(american, b. 1949)
Signed and dated 1996 verso, watercolor on paper.
22 x 29 3/4 in. (55.9 x 75.6cm)
Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
With a few soft scuffs on the surface, for example an approx 1 1/2 inch one in the top of the petal at "1 o'clock" of the flower, another 1 inch one at the upper right of the sheet, and another approx. 1 inch one at the base of the the central top petal. Immediately below this is a small fleck of paint loss. With a curving approximately 3 inch repaired tear extending from the right of the bottom sheet edge upward. The tear appears as dark line. This has been repaired and backed verso. There is some attendant soft creasing in this area. With a minute area of surface debris or irregularity to the paper surface in the bottom right quadrant, as well as some stray light brown surface soiling in this same area. In the area of the repaired tear verso, there is an approx. 5 x 3 inch rectangular area of light brown staining. Stray paint and faint staining evident verso as well.
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