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    Sale 7637

    20th Century British Art

    12 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)

    Goggled Head II (teeth)

    Price Realised  

    Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
    Goggled Head II (teeth)
    stamped with the foundry mark 'Morris/Singer/FOUNDERS/LONDON' (on the back of the neck)
    bronze with a dark brown patina and polished goggles
    25 in. (63.5 cm.) high
    Conceived in 1969 and cast in an edition of 6.


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    After her move to France in the late 1960s, Frink began to create several heads with goggles. The sculptures form an evocation of the 'worst nightmares of modern politics and the contemporary police state; they were suggested by newspaper photographs of the sinister Algerian General Oufkir who, in public, invariably wore dark glasses' (see E. Lucie-Smith, Elisabeth Frink, London, 1994, p. 67).

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    with Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, where purchased by the present owner.


    Literature

    B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné, Salisbury, 1984, p. 175, no. 181, another cast illustrated.


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