signed on the slate base
height (including base): 42cm.; 16½in.
Conceived in 2008, the present work is unique.
The sculpture appears sound. There are large pits across the surface of the work in keeping with the Artist's intentions. There are also tiny pits and casting imperfections elsewhere, largely only visible on the highly polished surfaces. There are some minor scratches and scuffs to the surface in places, these are only visible upon close inspection, and in many instances are in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There are some tiny chips, nicks and inconsistencies in the slate base. There is a small area of staining to where the base meets the sculpture on one side. There is some minor surface dirt in some of the pits and a couple of spots elsewhere. There are also some light handling marks. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The sculpture is secured to the Artist's slate base.
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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.
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Beaux Arts Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owners, 8th September 2015