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    Sale 12304

    Modern British and Irish Art

    14 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 120

    Jonathan Kenworthy (b. 1943)

    The Learner

    Price Realised  


    Jonathan Kenworthy (b. 1943)
    The Learner
    signed, numbered and dated 'KENWORTHY '80 2/7', and with foundry stamp (on the base)
    bronze with a brown patina
    15 in. (38.1 cm.) high

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    The present work depicts two figures watching a game of Buzkashi, the young boy learning how to play. Buzkashi, known to many as the toughest game in the world, is Afghanistan’s national sport, and can be dated back to the 13th Century. Played to this day, it was temporarily banned under the Taliban regime, who deemed it immoral.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner's mother, and by descent.