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Lot 4: ASSADOUR | La Naissance du Vide (The Birth of Emptiness)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
Condition: This work is in good condition. Some handling marks alongside the edges. Some sign of restoration under the the UV light in 3 distinct sections alongside the central axis and an additional section on the upper right side, this one conducted by the artist himself. This work has be cleaned by a professional restorer. Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate with the overall tonality being more vibrant in the original work.
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Provenance: Private Collection, Beirut (acquired directly from the artist in the 1970s)
Dimensions: 89.5 by 116cm.; 35 1/4 by 45 1/2 in.
Medium: oil on canvas