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Richard Deacon, R.A. (b. 1949)
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Richard Deacon, R.A. (b. 1949)

Table E

Details
Richard Deacon, R.A. (b. 1949)
Table E
steamed beechwood with elm veneer
67 in. (170 cm.) wide
Conceived in 1999.
Provenance
with Lisson Gallery, London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 20 May 2009, lot 90, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
J. Thompson, P.L. Tazzi, P. Schjeldahl and P. Curtis, Richard Deacon, London, 2000, p. 159, illustrated.
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.

Lot Essay

'The way that I work, seems to be to start, if not from nothing, from minimal conditions. They're not amorphous, pure mass like lumps of clay, neither do they have the phenomenal strength of rock or a piece of nature. They have a certain independence. Making them into shapes is an act of will on my part' (the artist quoted in Richard Deacon Talking About For Those Who Have Ears, No. 2 and Other Works, London, 1985, p. 4).
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