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    Sale 7424

    20th Century British Art

    16 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 153

    Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)

    Red Thread

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    Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)
    Red Thread
    signed and numbered 'Michael Ayrton 2/12' (on the back)
    bronze with a brown patina and thread, on a wooden base
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) long
    Conceived in 1972.


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    Provenance

    with Jonathan Poole Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owners in 1984.


    Literature

    P. Cannon-Brookes, Michael Ayrton An Illustrated Commentary, Birmingham, 1978, pp. 128, 141, no. 232, another cast illustrated.
    J. Hopkins, Michael Ayrton A Biography, London, 1994, pp. 289, 369.