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Lot 9: EROL AKYAVAS | Untitled 

20th Century Art: Middle East

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: mixed media collage on canvas 

Condition Report: Condition: This work is in very good condition. Some surface irregularities to the centre black areas of the painting, all inherent to the artist's choice of medium. No signs of restoration under the UV light. Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are accurate, with the overall tonality being softer and less yellow in the original work. The background tends towards a light grey hue.
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Provenance: Private Collection, New York (gifted to the present owner by the artist)

Dimensions: 61 by 50.7cm.; 24 by 20in.

Exhibited: Istanbul, Dolmabahce Cultural Center, Retrospective Exhibition, November 2000
Istanbul, Bilgi Atolye 111, Erol Akyavas, November 2001
Ankara, Galerie Nev, Erol Akyavas, November 2001

Literature: Beral Madra and Haldun Dostoglu, Erol Akyavas: His Life and Works, Istanbul, 2000, p. 202, illustrated in colour
Ilona Akyavas, Jale Erzen and Zeynep Inankur, Erol Akyavas, Istanbul, 2007, p. 193, illustrated in colour

Medium: mixed media collage on canvas 

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