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Ben Messick Sleeping Clown oil on canvas

Lot: 317

(American 1891-1981)
Sleeping Clown
Oil on canvas.
24 1/4 x 17 7/8 inches Frame: 26 7/8 x 20 7/8 inches.
Signed lower right: Ben Messick.
CONDITION: In overall good condition, when examined under black light there are no visible areas of restoration or in painting. The canvas has not been relined, surface soiling throughout, would benefit from a light cleaning. Minor craquelure throughout, pressure dent from the stretcher bar along the bottom of the canvas. There is a dark spot on the canvas in the bottom center, it is unclear what this discoloration is but it does not look like a chip. Please see additional images for more information.

Auction Date: December 7, 2019

Sold for: $600

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