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    Sale 11798

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    30 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    Tony Cragg (B. 1949)

    Different Point of View

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    Estimate

    Tony Cragg (B. 1949)
    Different Point of View
    incised with the artist’s signature ‘T.C.’ (on the base)
    bronze
    22 7/8 x 11 x 10 3/8in. (58 x 28 x 26.5cm.)
    Executed in 2013


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    ‘I want people to stand there and think ‘This is a sculpture, how do I get involved with this sculpture?’ I want objects to stand there just like they should be there, like they have actually earned their place. So that it’s a self-understood thing that they are there and that they have a particular visual quality. They’re there and they want a dialogue on the basis of all the other things that are in the world, and not on the basis of a particular group of objects which one has called, in the past, ‘sculpture’. That’s a fundamental tenet of my approach to making sculpture. So one has to be very aware of formal qualities. For me a sculpture will only work if its form is right’
    (T. Cragg, quoted in L. Cooke, Tony Cragg, exh. cat., Hayward Gallery London, 1987, p.14).

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    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


    ALS Benefit Auction, Museum Folkwang Essen, 30 November 2015, lot 3.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.