Lot 69

SPIRIT, bone, stone, signed in syllabics,
13.54" x 5.98"
34.40 x 15.20
Spence Bay

Est. $8000/12000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2016

Provenance: Collection of Lolo Sarnoff, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A, Private Collection, Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Note: This cat-like creature is one of Ashevak’s more simplified inspirations, yet the work has no less impact on the viewer. Purchased in New York City in the early 1970’s by sculptor, arts patron, and scientist Lolo Sarnoff and later gifted to her dear friend, the consigner, the work has been admired in prestigious art circles. In the spring of 2015, Lolo Sarnoff’s extraordinary art collection was auctioned at Sotheby’s. The collection ranged from Impressionist & Modern Art including works by Picasso, Chagall and Renoir to Chinese art and French Faience porcelain. *This lot resides in the United States and is being sold from the photographs and description. Buyers who reside outside the U.S. should be aware of CITES restrictions. This item is available to U.S. clients only.

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