Sun, May 1, 2016 11:00AM EDT - Mon, May 2, 2016 11:00AM EDT
Denis Adeane Mitchell (English, 1912-1993), "Selena"-1969, bronze sculpture, edition 6/9, inscribed on bottom "DAM 69 6". Abstract polished bronze sculpture with organic form, with pieced rhombus form on body, with two pointed horn forms curving in towards one another; with detachable dark wood base. Approximate height with base 7.5", width 8", depth 4". Provenance: Marjorie Parr Gallery, London, whereby acquired by the Estate of Joseph Gilbert of Atlanta, Georgia on 11/29/69. Copy of purchase receipt available upon request. Note: Denis Mitchell was a prominent figure in the St. Ives Modernists group, having worked in the studio of Barbara Hepworth (English, 1903-1975). Mitchell's work is in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery, National Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and the National Gallery of Wellington, New Zealand among other prominent institutions.
Would benefit from light professional cleaning. Very minor scattered pitting, not distracting and more prevalent to underside. Very light surface scratches commensurate with handling. Small, ovular abrasion to one pointed horn. Wood base with minor surface scratches and dings commensurate with handling and age. Underside of base with felt.