• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 163

    David Nash, R.A. (b. 1945)

    Birch Bowl

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    David Nash, R.A. (b. 1945)
    Birch Bowl
    signed, inscribed and dated 'David Nash/Otoineppu 93' (on the underside)
    47¾ in. (121.3 cm.), high

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    The present work was made in Hokkaido for the same project as lots 160 and 162.

    Nash comments on the Japanese birch wood which he used for this work, 'Hokkaido birch, which grows very slowly, has a close, silk-like grain and is surprisingly heavy - as tough as oak. This was the most rewarding wood on this project' (see N. Lynton, David Nash, London, 2007, p. 94).

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    with Annely Juda Fine Art, London.


    N. Lynton, David Nash, London, 2007, p. 104, illustrated.


    Hokkaido, Asahikawa Museum of Art, David Nash, June - July 1994: this exhibition travelled to Nagoya City Art Museum, July - September 1994; Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, November - January 1995; Saitama, The Museum of Modern Art, April - May 1995; Kamakura, The Museum of Modern Art, May - June 1995; and Ibaraki, Tsukuba Museum of Art, June - July 1995.