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Sale of artworks to benefit the International Rescue Committee to help support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine
incised with the artist's signature, dated 2021 and numbered 7/10 on the base
78 by 18.2 by 14.5 cm. 31¼ by 7⅛ by 5¾ in.
Executed in 2021, this work is number 7 from an edition of 10.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in very good condition. There is a tiny loss to the patina on the back of the work. Very faint scratches in places.
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.
Nazar Bilyk was born in 1979 in Lviv, western Ukraine. He graduated from the Boychuk Institute of Applied and Decorative Art and Design in Kyiv in 1999 and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv in 2005. Using both traditional and innovative materials such as glass, bronze, steel and polymers, Bilyk creates arresting sculptures that explore the boundaries of visible. In the words of curator Viktoria Burlaka, 'Works of Nazar Bilyk immerse us into a state of inner silence. This state of gradual emptying of a vessel of inner content, in order to find clarity of genuine visions, is close to meditation. By creating and then destroying [...] "cascades of universes" the mediative artist comes to an invisible source of the visible world, to its creative source' (Nazar Bilyk. Sculpture, Kyiv, 2019, p. 7).
*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