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Ground Breaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank
KENNETH ARMITAGE, R.A.

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KENNETH ARMITAGE, R.A.

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Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Ground Breaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank

KENNETH ARMITAGE, R.A.

KENNETH ARMITAGE, R.A.

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Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

50,400

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Description

Ground Breaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank

KENNETH ARMITAGE, R.A.

1916 - 2002

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signed KA, dated 75 and stamped with the foundry mark H. Noack Berlin (on the underside of the base)

bronze

height: 84cm.; 33in.

width: 70cm.; 27½in.

Conceived in 1948 and cast in 1975 by H. Noack Berlin, the present work is from the edition of 6.


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

Condition report

The sculpture appears sound. The work appears to be in very good overall condition.


Light surface dust, dirt, casting residue and minor accretions in deeper crevices. Light rubbing along the extremities including to the tip of the nose and top of the head. A few spots of accretions on the surface on the proper left side of the figure's head and on the proper left side of the figure's back. A few areas of oxidation including to the centre of the subject's chest, and crease of the figure's left proper arm.


The sculpture is freestanding.


Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.


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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Provenance

Acquired by Joseph and Blanche Blank by 1985


Literature

Norbert Lynton, Kenneth Armitage, Methuen, London, 1962, illustrated n.p. (another cast)
Tamsyn Woollcombe (ed.), Kenneth Armitage: Life and Work, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1997, no. KA4, illustrated p. 24 (another cast)
James Scott and Claudia Milburn, The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage, Lund Humphries, London, 2016, no. 3, illustrated p. 90 (another cast)

Exhibited

London, Jonathan Clark & Co, Kenneth Armitage; 60 Years of Sculpture & Drawing, 21 March - 12 April 2001, no. 3, illustrated in the catalogue n.p. (another cast)