6 - 7 April 2010,
Price realised USD 1,062
USD 800 - USD 1,200
Rodney Ripps (American, b. 1950)
In the Face of God
signed, titled and dated '"In the Face of God" 1982 Rodney Ripps' (on the reverse)
painted foam, papier maché, wire and mixed media on plywood
90¼ x 42 x 13 in. (229.2 x 106.7 x 33 cm.)
Executed in 1982.
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with Holly Solomon Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1982.
Please note this lot will be sold not subject to a reserve.
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