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Lot 1035

JOSEFINA QUEZADA (1925-2012) FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Framed oil on canvas painting, "Retrato de Elba Uribe Rodriguez," signed lower right J. Quezada (Josefina Quezada, Mexican-American, 1925-2012), dated 1970, abrasions with associated paint losses, sight: approx 47.25"h, 23.75"w, overall: 48"h, 24.5"w, 5.25lbs**Note: Josefina Quezada (1925-2012) was born in Mexico City. She studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Josefina first came to Los Angles in 1971 when she was hired to restore David Alfaro Siqueiros' América Tropical mural. She was a muralist, photographer and supporter of the arts in Los Angeles, where there are twelve murals created by her**(Internet Source) Start Price: $150.00

Condition

01.18.24: In my opinion regarding LOT 1035: As described there are abrasions with associated paint loss, particularly along the edges and through the central ground of the figure’s clothing, I note that the painting and accompanying frame are intact, with visible unpainted canvas around the edges of frame (likely previously housed in smaller frame), the oil paint is brittle and there are small flakes of pigment losses, I observe minute spots of inpainting throughout the greenery on the right hand side of the figure, particularly along the edge, and there are some stray markings (not original) such as one in pencil to the bottom region of the stockings

 

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