London, South Kensington
27 June 2000
A wooden sewing case,
opening to reveal a sewing set, comprising: nine mother-of-pearl topped cotton reels, a thimble, a scent bottle, a ruler, a penknife, a bodkin, a pair of scissors, a stiletto, a retractable pencil and two needle cases, the lower section containing a small quantity of oddments, probably English, mid-19th century - length of case 28 cms.
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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