09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00 PMCalender
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Siron Franco (Brazilian, b. 1947) Mancha Branca

$14,220$12,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM

Description:

Siron Franco (Brazilian, b. 1947)

Mancha Branca
Signed and dated "SIRON 92" l.l., signed, dated, inscribed, and titled "...1991-1992
Brasil/..." on the reverse.
Oil on unstretched canvas, 58 3/4 x 65 3/4 in. (149.0 x 167.0 cm), unframed.
Condition: Staple marks around perimeter.

Provenance: Gift from the artist and the International AIDS Society to Elizabeth Taylor, then by gift to a mutual friend of the present owner; private collection, Massachusetts.

N.B. This painting was given to Elizabeth Taylor in July, 1992, at the VIII International Conference on AIDS in Amsterdam in recognition of her contribution to global AIDS awareness and her courage in taking up the cause of developing nations in their fight against the pandemic. Ms. Taylor reportedly added her own signature to the painting in the lower left quadrant.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Several extremely minute paint adhesion to acetate overwrap.

Keywords

Elizabeth Taylor, Brazil, International AIDS Society, Massachusetts, Amsterdam, minute paint adhesion, paint adhesion