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Elias Sime

Tightrope: Contrast

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

60,000 - 90,000 GBP

Property from the Neiman Marcus Collection

Elias Sime

Elias Sime

Tightrope: Contrast

Tightrope: Contrast

Estimate:

60,000 - 90,000 GBP

Lot sold:

138,600

GBP

Property from the Neiman Marcus Collection

Elias Sime

Ethiopian

b.1968

Tightrope: Contrast


reclaimed electrical wires on panel

80 individual panels each measuring: 23 by 40cm., 9 by 15¾in.

Structure: Please note that any inconsistencies to the edges of each panel appear to be contemporary to the creation of the work. The work is in stable condition and exhibits no obvious structural concerns.


Surface: Please note that there is some easily removable detritus which has settled into the grooves of the wire networks in places. This appears contemporary to the creation of the work and in line with the nature of the recycled materials used. Any fraying to the ends of the wires in also in line with the nature of the materials used and contemporary to the creation of the work. This work appears to be in excellent original condition.

Please note that this work is made up of 80 individual panels.


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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.

James Cohan Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2018
Joseph L. Underwood, ‘Exhibition Review: Abstract Minded, Works by Six Contemporary African Artists’, in African Arts, Vol. 52 no. 2 Summer 2019, illustrated in colour p. 83-84
Detroit, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Abstracted Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists, 6 October 2017- 8 January 2018, touring to August Wilson Centre, Pittsburgh, PA, April 27–July 22, 2018