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Kenneth Armitage, R.A. (1916-2002)
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Kenneth Armitage, R.A. (1916-2002)

Standing Figure

Details
Kenneth Armitage, R.A. (1916-2002)
Standing Figure
bronze with a green and grey patina
32 in. (81.3 cm.) high
Conceived in 1954 and cast in an edition of 6.
Provenance
with Connaught Brown, London, where purchased by the present owner in 1993.
Literature
T. Woollcombe (ed.), Kenneth Armitage: Life and Work, London, 1997, p. 143, no. KA50.
J. Scott, The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage, London, 2016, p. 103, no. 50, another cast illustrated.
Exhibited
New York, Bertha Schaefer Gallery, catalogue not traced, another cast exhibited.
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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Lot Essay


‘Sculpture should express a liking for ordinary unheroic people who are not idealised in any way. People are funny; their bodies and actions having teasing and tantalising forms … obstinate lovable lumps of flesh continually falling short of their aspirations. In this attitude of life I express something beyond my own nature, something more general about the human predicament. I don’t seek an idealised form of perfection or what is sometimes called grace. Grace makes an object remote and unattainable.’
Kenneth Armitage
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