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GARY BUNT | THE SERMON IN THE WHEAT FIELD

UK: Greenford Park WarehouseArtist's Resale Right

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

GARY BUNT | THE SERMON IN THE WHEAT FIELD

GARY BUNT | THE SERMON IN THE WHEAT FIELD

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

25,000

GBP

GARY BUNT

b.1957

THE SERMON IN THE WHEAT FIELD


signed; also signed, titled, dated 2015 and inscribed on the reverse

oil on canvas

121 by 152.5cm.; 47¾ by 60in.

The canvas is original. There is some minor bubbling towards the upper left corner, with a few more minor instances elsewhere, only visible upon very close inspection. There is minor flattening to the impasto on the roof and to the figure to the left of the dog. There are one or two very faint rubs in places. There is light surface dust and there are one or two tiny spots of surface matter and studio detritus, only visible upon close inspection. This excepting, the work appears in excellent overall condition.


Inspection under Ultraviolet light no obvious signs of retouching.


The work is presented in a wooden slip in a painted composite wooden frame.


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."

Portland Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owners in 2015

London, Portland Gallery, Gary Bunt, May 2015, cat. no.3.

IVE GATHERED YOU TOGETHER MEN

BENEATH THE SETTING SUN

TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I MUST GO

FOR HERE MY WORK IS DONE

SO WHEN I'M GONE REMEMBER ALL

THE LESSONS YOU HAVE LEARNT

STAY TRUE TO THEM AND DO NOT STRAY

OR YOU'LL GET YOUR FINGERS BURNT

BE KIND TO EVERY ONE YOU MEET

SHOW EVERYBODY LOVE

BE MEEK AND MILD

JUST LIKE A CHILD

AND PRAY TO HIM ABOVE

ONE MORE THING I'D LIKE TO SAY

IF YOU WANT A STRESS FREE LIFE

DON'T NICK YOUR NEIGHBOURS DONKEY

OR SLEEP WITH SOMEONES WIFE


We are grateful to the Artist for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.