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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 168

    Robert Adams (1917-1984)

    Screen (Opus 312a)

    Price Realised  

    Robert Adams (1917-1984)
    Screen (Opus 312a)
    bronzed steel
    48 in. (122 cm.) high
    Conceived in 1969.
    and a preparatory drawing for the present work by the same hand, included in this lot.
    and a preparatory drawing for the present work by the same hand, signed 'R Adams' (lower left), dated '1969' (lower right) (2)


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    The present work was commissioned through Gimpel Fils, the artist's agent, by Dr. Straus in 1969. It was purchased from Gimpel Fils in 1970 for $1,800. The artist also gave Dr. Straus his preparatory drawing which is included with this lot.

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    Provenance

    with Gimpel Fils, London, May 1970.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the present lot is signed and dated 'Adams 1969' (lower right).


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Dr. Gerhard Straus


    Literature

    A. Grieve, The Sculpture of Robert Adams, London, 1992, p. 228, no. 571, illustrated.