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

People in the Wind (small version)

Details
Kenneth Armitage, R.A. (1916-2002)
People in the Wind (small version)
bronze with a dark green and brown patina
11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm.) high
Conceived in 1950 and cast in an edition of 5.
Provenance
Sir Ronald Grierson, and by descent.
Literature
T. Woollcombe (ed.), Kenneth Armitage: Life and Work, London, 1997, p. 143, no. KA10.
J. Scott and C. Milburn, The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage, London, 2016, p. 92, no. 8, another cast illustrated.
Exhibited
London, Gimpel Fils, Kenneth Armitage, December 1952, no. 41, another cast exhibited.
Zurich, British Council, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Formschaffen in England, June - August 1953, another cast exhibited, catalogue not traced.
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


'The elongated and slightly divergent necks derived from the plants which grew at my studio door and which I watched and drew because of their structural buoyancy ... The subject of the people struggling against the wind came from seeing, from the window in my London flat, a mother and her two children struggling against a strong wind. If you look at a crowd you do not count the arms and legs, you just see the odd arm swinging and the odd leg moving.’
Kenneth Armitage
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