William Turnbull (1922-2012)
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William Turnbull (1922-2012)

Metamorphic Venus 2

Details
William Turnbull (1922-2012)
Metamorphic Venus 2
signed with monogram, dated and numbered '82/5/6' (on the reverse at the base)
bronze with a light brown patina, on a York stone base
26 ¼ in. (58.4 cm.) high, including York stone base
Conceived in 1982.
Provenance
with Waddington Galleries, London, where purchased by the present owner in 1987.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, William Turnbull, London, Waddington Galleries, 1985, pp. 10-11, 26, no. 5, another cast illustrated.
A.A. Davidson, The Sculpture of William Turnbull, Much Hadham, 2005, p. 156, no. 210, another cast illustrated.
Exhibited
London, Waddington Galleries, William Turnbull, London, November - December 1985, no. 5, 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


'I have always been interested in the idea of metamorphosis ... Ambiguity can give the image a wide frame of reference, which creates cross-reference between something that looks like an object and looks like an image. For me in making sculpture there is always that tension.'
- William Turnbull

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