Carlos Merida

1891-1984, Mexican

"Abstraction, No. 3," 1976

Gouache, ink, and graphite on Arches paper under Plexiglas
Signed and dated lower center: Carlos Merida, titled on an exhibition label affixed to the backing paper
Sheet: 30" H x 22" W

  • Provenance: The Collection of Dr. Denis Bettencourt
  • Exhibited: Irvine, The University of California, "Mexican Masters from the 'Lodi Art Galleries' Coll., 230 W. Lake Av.[sic], Pasadena, CA 91101," August 1992, no. 37

    Seattle, Art Attack / Alternative Space in Collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Seattle, WA, "Three Generations of Mexican Masters from the 'Lodi Art Galleries' Coll.," April 7-May 20, 1995, no. 12
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Artist score marks with unobtrusive, partial paper separation upper center (approx. 3.5" horizontal line) and upper right (approx. 1" vertical line). A small spot of paint loss near the deckled edge upper right. Slight surface soiling and occasional pale staining, including a 4.5" line from a previous piece of cellophane tape, verso. Traces of old linen hinges in places along the sheet edges verso. Framed floating and mounted to the back mat.

    Blacklight: A nickel-sized spot of fluorescence upper left, however, most likely in the slightly darker pigment used by the artist.

    Frame: 38.25" H x 30.5" W x 1.25" W

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