March 6, 2011

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 92: Reg Butler

Lot 92: Reg Butler

The Unknown Political Prisoner maquette

1951-52
Wire and metal on a cast plaster base
Studio
17.5"h x 6.75" x 7.5"
Provenance: Reg Butler; Anthony Kloman; Private Collection (purchased from Sotheby's London, December 1963 from the A. J.T. Kloman private collection);Exhibited: "International Sculpture Competition: The Unknown Political Prisoner", Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, March 14-15, 1953, Tate Gallery.
Illustrated: Art Aujord'Hui, No 5, July 1953, pg 6-11; Masters of Modern Art, Alfred H Barr Jr, New York, 1954, pg 159; New Images of Man, Peter Selz, New York, 1959, pg 42; Motif 6, Spring 1981, pg 31; Sotheby's & Co (Catalog of Modern Drawnings Paintings and Sculpture) December 4th, 1963, pg 46; Ivory Hammer 2: The Year at Sotheby's, Davis et al, 1964, pg 77.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized: $125,000
Inventory Id: 1048

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