A Sense of Form: Property from a Private British Collection
GEOFFREY CLARKE, R.A.
1924 - 2014
signed GC, dated '51/4 and numbered 16 (on the underside of the base)
iron on aluminum base
width: 29cm.; 11½in.
height (including base): 13.5cm.; 5¼in.
Conceived in 1951, the present work is unique.
The work appears sound. The work appears in overall excellent condition.
There is some dirt to the work, particularly in creviced areas. There is a small spot of surface matter near the foot of the curved support.
The work is attached to the base with a bolt to the underside. The work is slightly loose on the base.
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Acquired directly from the Artist by Dr Jeffrey Sherwin
His sale, Christie's, London, Outside In: The Dr. Jeffrey Sherwin Collection, 21 November 2019, lot 12, where acquired by the present owner
Jeffrey Sherwin, Silvano Levy and Tanja Pirsig-Marshall (ed.), British Surrealism in Context: A Collector's Eye, Leeds Museums & Galleries, 2009, illustrated p. 135
Jeffrey Sherwin, From France to England, British Surrealism Opened Up, Northern Artists Gallery Ltd, Bradford, 2014, illustrated p. 130
Judith LeGrove (intro.), Geoffrey Clarke, Sculptor: Catalogue Raisonné, Lund Humphries, London, 2017, no. S38, illustrated p. 29
London, Redfern Gallery, Geoffrey Clark: Recent Sculptures, 1965, no. 51, n.p.
London, Taranman Gallery, Geoffrey Clarke: Early Engraved Work and Iron Sculpture, 9 June - 15 July 1976, no. 31, illustrated in the catalogue n.p.