Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 2007
New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Tony Cragg, May - June 2007
"The constant synthesizing of the figurative and the abstract is a key characteristic of the meta-world of Mr. Cragg’s sculpture. His aim, as stated in a kind of personal manifesto in 1985, is 'the creation of objects and images that don’t exist in the natural or functional world but that are able to reflect and transmit information and sensations about the world and its very existence'.”
Roderick Conway Morris, "Inventing a 'New Visual Language," The New York Times, 13 October 2010, n.p.
This work is in very good and sound condition. All elements are intact. There is evidence of a stable crack with associated loss on the interior edge, approximately 72 inches from the base. There is evidence of a minor nick with associated loss on the reverse face, approximately 80 inches from the base. There is wear, faint scattered surface scratches and oxidation to the base. The sculpture is secured to the metal base with three iron rods.
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