20,000 - 30,000 USD
conceived 1922, cast 1983
number 5 from a posthumous edition of 8
executed by Blanchet Fondeur, Paris
impressed CSAKY/AC, numbered 5/8 and with the producer's mark
32 1/2 in. (82.5 cm) high
4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. The patinated bronze surfaces present very well overall, with occasional and very minor areas of light discoloration concentrated to the edges and the base of the sculpture. The bronze surfaces present with light surface scratches throughout, the largest located on the back of the head and measuring approximately 2 1/4 inches. The head presents with two very minor abrasions to the bronze surface, possibly inherent to production, each measuring approximately 1/2 inch and not visually distracting. The base with extremely minor edgewear and minute indentations to the edges which are not visually distracting. This lot is offered together with a later wood base which is in very good overall condition. The wood presents with surface scratches concentrated to the top and base consistent with use. The edges present with occasional indentations and wear consistent with use. A beautiful example of this abstract model by the artist, displaying an exceptionally rich dark brown patina.
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