Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (British, 1924-2005) Yukio Mishima 38 cm. (15 in.) high

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Lot 128
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
(British, 1924-2005)
Yukio Mishima 38 cm. (15 in.) high

Sold for £ 24,000 (US$ 30,345) inc. premium
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (British, 1924-2005)
Yukio Mishima
signed
bronze with a black patina
38 cm. (15 in.) high
Conceived in 1984

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Sale: Sotheby's, 28 September 1994, lot 254, where purchased by the present owner

    EXHIBITED:
    Edinburgh, The Scottish Gallery, Eduardo Paolozzi, Mythologies, 1990, no.10 (ill.)
    Edinburgh, The Royal Scottish Academy, Eduardo Paolozzi, Recurring Themes, AI 24 (col.ill): this exhibition toured to Munich, Cologne and Breda
    Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland, Dean Gallery, (Paolozzi Bequest), where the other cast of this piece is on permanent exhibition

    LITERATURE:
    Fiona Pearson, Paolozzi, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1999, p.64 (another cast ill.p.65)

    'All have their sense organs enlarged or defaced and realigned, the series began with the portraits of the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima'
    Robin Spencer, Paolozzi as a Portrait Sculptor, Paolozzi Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1988

    'From about 1983 onwards Paolozzi explored the morphology of the human form in a series of heads. Yukio Mishima, Count Basie and The Critic brought together a mixture of facial features, some modelled after dummies, some cast from found objects and some with geometric inserts.' Fiona Pearson, Paolozzi, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1999, p.64
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