London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
An ivory tusk vase
deeply carved and pierced all around with a warrior in combat with a coiled dragon, a maiden in hiding to one side, among cloud scrolls and above foaming waves, signature tablet, cover missing -- 7in. (17.7cm.) high, (age cracks, minor losses).
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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