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Sale of artworks to benefit the International Rescue Committee to help support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine
signed, dated 2020 and numbered 6/15
51 by 32 by 20 cm. 20 by 12½ by 8 in.
Executed in 2017, this work is number 6 from an edition of 15.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in very good condition. Minor burnishing to some of the protruding elements. Very minor spots of oxidation in places. Dust and verdigris in the deeper crevices.
Please note that Condition 12 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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.
Oleksii Zolotariov was born in 1985 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He graduated from the Taras Shevchenko State Art School and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv, subsequently completing an internship at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, England. Working in a mixture of traditional and innovative materials, Zolotariev employs clean geometric shapes and volumes to create strikingly impactful pieces. Ear is a powerful commentary on the cacophony of voices one hears in today’s world, where information comes at us from all sides, some of which we must learn to filter and challenge, if required. As such, Ear speaks to viewers about needing to listen as much with the physical organ we may be blessed with as with our head, heart and even, at times, our intuition.
*The Consignor is donating 100% of the hammer price from the sale of this and other designated artworks, to be sold during Sotheby’s Contemporary Discoveries online sale held from May 13-19, 2022, to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a not-for-profit humanitarian aid organization that is helping to support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine. In addition, in relation to these designated artworks, Sotheby’s will donate 1) 100% of its Overhead Premium to IRC, and 2a) where the artwork is consigned by Ukrainian artist(s), 100% of its Buyer's Premium to such artist(s), and 2b) for all other artworks, its Buyer's Premium, after deducting expenses, to IRC. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. For more information about the IRC, visit www.rescue.org