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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 198

    Dylan Lewis (South African, b. 1964)

    Walking Cheetahs

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Dylan Lewis (South African, b. 1964)
    Walking Cheetahs
    both signed and dated 'Dylan Lewis 98' (on the base)
    bronze with a green patina
    41¾ in. (106 cm.) high; 9 7/8 in. (25.6 cm.) wide; 80 in. (203.2 cm.) long; and the second 84¼ in. (214 cm.) long
    7 and 8 of an edition of 12
    two (2)


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    Lewis comments on this form, '...This piece studies the focus, the tension of the stalking cat. The head lowers, the muscles tense and there is a purposefulness to the walk. The whole animal is taut, like a bow string, focused on the hunt. The textures of my sculptures are not about cat fur, but the textures of the landscape. They are really about the texture of grass, wood, rock: the textures of Africa.' A single cast was sold Christie's, South Kensington, 11 June 2007, lot 21 ($141,552).