Fine Art Society, London Private Collection, UK, from whom acquired by the present owner
London, Fine Art Society, Maremma Heads, 8th -28th July 2011, unnumbered exhibition.
The Maremma Heads were the first series of works produced by Emily Young after she moved her studio from London to an empty semi-ruined monastery in Italy, near Rome in 2011. Here she worked with the local stone, a kind of brecchiated quartz. The heads were carved from her own pantheon of human characteristics; warrior, poets, lost angels, the silent and the silenced.
The sculpture appears to be sound and the screw-thread in the base of the head is securely adhered. The areas that the Artist hasn't worked are rough and in keeping with the material. There are a number of cracks and small pits in the areas that have been worked by the Artist, these are also in keeping with the material. This excepting the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
The work is attached to the Artist's painted metal plinth.
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