London, South Kensington
3 February 2000
A Chinese ivory model of Guanyin
the female deity standing wearing long flowing robes and holding peach sprays tied with hanging tassles -- 11¾in. (30cm.) high, 19th Century, (minute chip to one sleeve, minor old wear).
See Colour Plate 1.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately