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    Sale 12304

    Modern British and Irish Art

    14 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 68

    Enzo Plazzotta (1921-1981)

    Nureyev

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    Enzo Plazzotta (1921-1981)
    Nureyev
    signed and numbered with the artist's stamp 'PLAZZOTTA/1.9' (on the reverse of the neck)
    bronze with a dark brown patina, unique
    9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, excluding marble base
    Conceived in 1972.


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    Private correspondence between the artist and the present owner confirms that although this was to be originally cast in an edition of nine only one work was cast due to a fire, therefore the present work is unique.

    Special Notice

    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.


    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, 1979.


    Literature

    M. Wykes-Joyce, Enzo Plazzotta: A Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1986, p. 181, no. 191.