Renaud Vanuxem, Paris Collection Marceau Rivière, Paris, acquis ca. 2010
Goy, Poulies, 2005, n° 42
L'étrier sert de piédestal à une rare et puissante composition abstraite, Janus, qui évoquerait d'un côté une tête d'éléphant, et de l'autre un visage humain. La puissance de la conception est accentuée par la densité du bois et la très belle et profonde patine d'usage, brune.
Good condition overall. Wear consistent with age and use within the culture. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."