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Conroy Maddox (1912-2005)
Conroy Maddox (1912-2005)
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CONROY MADDOX (1912-2005)

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CONROY MADDOX (1912-2005)
The Collector
signed and dated 'CONROY MADDOX/88' (lower right), signed, inscribed and dated again 'THE COLLECTOR./Conroy Maddox 88' (on the reverse), signed again and dedicated 'To Peter./with sincere wishes/Conroy Maddox/1990' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas, unframed
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm.)
Painted in 1988.
Provenance
with James Hyman Fine Art, London, where purchased by the present owner in 1990.
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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

The recurring theme of a fragmented modelling of the human figure was inspired by a pile of wood shavings that Maddox once saw. He felt that the detritus of carpentry had a life of its own. He reconstituted in paint shapes that had assembled by chance on the workman's floor. In this respect, the 'wood shavings' series are recordings of accidental and automatic processes and so attest to the workings of chance, by which the surrealists put great store. 

We are very grateful to Silvano Levy for preparing this catalogue entry.

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