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LOT 86
Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975)
Study for Desert Still Life
oil on tin
6 1/2 x 7 inches
Estimate: $100,000–$150,000

Condition Summary:

Examined under blacklight; Artwork appears to be in very good condition with possible minor area of spilled pigment in top left of bush, illuminates under blacklight but invisible to the naked eye. Frame is in very good condition with minor loss in gilding.

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