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Reg Butler (1913-1981)
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Reg Butler (1913-1981)

Study for a Sacrificial Figure

Details
Reg Butler (1913-1981)
Study for a Sacrificial Figure
bronze and wire, unique
11 in. (27.9 cm.) long
Executed in 1952.
Provenance
with Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
with Offer Waterman, London.
Literature
M. Garlake, The Sculpture of Reg Butler, Aldershot, 2006, pp. 22, 134, no. 110.
Exhibition catalogue, British Surrealism and Other Realities: The Sherwin Collection, Middlesbrough, Institute of Modern Art, 2008, p. 107, illustrated.
S. Levy and T. Pirsig-Marshall (ed.), exhibition catalogue, British Surrealism in Context: A Collectors Eye, Leeds, City Art Gallery, 2009, p. 127, illustrated.
J. Sherwin, From France to England, British Surrealism Opened Up, Bradford, 2014, pp. 4, 129, illustrated.
Exhibited
London, Hanover Gallery, Reg Butler, April - June 1954, no. 5, catalogue not traced.
New York, Curt Valentin Gallery, Reg Butler, January - February 1955, no. 15.
Louisville, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Reg Butler: A Retrospective Exhibition, October - December 1963, no. 49.
Leeds, City Art Gallery, British Surrealism in Context: A Collectors Eye, July - November 2009, exhibition not numbered.
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, British Surrealism Unlocked: Works from the Sherwin Collection, April – June 2014, exhibition not numbered.
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.
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