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Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)
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Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)

Daedalus, the wing maker

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Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)
Daedalus, the wing maker
bronze with a black patina
20 in. high
Conceived in 1960 as an edition of 6.
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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.

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Lot Essay

Ayrton was inspired by the story of the archetypal craftsman Daedalus, father of Icarus who made his wings and maker of the labyrinth that imprisoned the Minotaur. He could relate to Daedalus who was also a sculptor and became obsessed with the myth of Icarus, as if he was his own son.
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