Luis Alfredo López Méndez (Venezuelan, 1901-1996)
Still Life with Roses. Signed and dated "lopez-Méndez/1960" l.l. Oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 34 3/4 in., framed. Condition: Tear and small paint loss u.c., small puncture l.c., surface grime.
Provenance: Miguel Otero Silva to Jerome Sonnenborn c. 1960; by descent to the current private collection, New York.
N.B. Miguel Otero Silva (Venezuelan, 1908-1985) was a prominent writer, journalist, humorist, and politician. He owned the daily newspaper El Nacional, for which Jerome Sonnenborn's paper company supplied the newsprint.
Framed dimensions: 33 1/2 x 40 3/4 in.
Horizontal tear to upper center measures approximately 5/8 in.
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