DENIS MITCHELL | NEEDLE
signed with initials, titled and dated 1966 on the underside of the base
height (including base): 101.5cm.; 40in.
Conceived and cast in 1966, the present work is unique.
The sculpture appears to be sound. There are a number of very tiny pits and casting imperfections to the bronze, with one notable minor instance approximately 20 cm. up from the base. There are a small number of tiny nicks to the extreme edges and a small number of very faint scratches. There is some minor surface dirt and some handling marks in a few places. The base has a small number of tiny chips and nicks to the extreme edges. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The work is secured to the Artist's stone base.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE
The Family of the Artist
London, Marjorie Parr Galleries, Denis Mitchell, 6th February - 1st March 1969, cat. no.13;
St Ives, Penwith Galleries, Denis Mitchell, Sculptor, 30th June - 1st August 1992, cat. no.67;
London, Flowers East, Denis Mitchell, 1993, cat. no.17.
We are grateful to the Artist's Estate for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.