Lot 79
  • 79

Reg Butler

Estimate
35,000 - 45,000 USD
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Description

  • Reg Butler
  • Descent
  • Shell bronze¬†and wire
  • Height: 29 3/4 in.
  • 75.6 cm
  • Conceived in 1953.

Exhibited

London, Hanover Gallery, Reg Butler, 1954, no. 35
New York, Curt Valentin Gallery, Reg Butler, 1955, no. 29

Literature

Margaret Garlake, The Sculpture of Reg Butler, Aldershot, 2006, no. 132, fig. 13, illustrated p. 30

Condition

The work is in generally good condition aside from surface dirt, two small holes in the bronze at base, a 1/2 inch crack to the base of the bronze, a few chips to stone base, and a few very light surface scratches. There is some minor rubbing, a minor accretion, and a light dent to the top of the tallest vertical element.
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