Michael Ayrton (British, 1921-1975) Labrys 63.8 x 76.2 cm. (25 1/8 x 30 in.)
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Michael Ayrton (British, 1921-1975) Labrys 63.8 x 76.2 cm. (25 1/8 x 30 in.)
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
Lot Details
Michael Ayrton (British, 1921-1975)
Labrys
signed and dated 'Michael Ayrton. 62' (lower left); titled and dated again 'LABRYS/Dec 1962' (verso)
oil, collage and sand on board
63.8 x 76.2 cm. (25 1/8 x 30 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With The Grosvenor Gallery, London, where acquired by the family of the present owner, 12th November 1964

    EXHIBITED:
    London, The Grosvenor Gallery, Michael Ayrton, Bronzes, Paintings, Collages and Drawings 1962-1964, April-May 1964, cat.no.32

    Labrys refers to a double headed axe with Cretan origins which appears throughout Greek mythology.
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