Modern and Contemporary Art

Timed Online Auction, 1 - 9 October 2023

Art Club
  • Dylan Lewis; Running Fragment Maquette (S156)
  • Dylan Lewis; Running Fragment Maquette (S156)
  • Dylan Lewis; Running Fragment Maquette (S156)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000

About this Item

South African 1964-
Running Fragment Maquette (S156)

signed, dated 2001, numbered 2/12, impressed with 'S156' and the South African Casting Services foundry mark

bronze with a light brown patina, on a bronze base
height: 26cm excluding base, 34cm including base; width: 53cm; depth: 7cm

Notes

"Once again returning to the fragment theme, Levrs now started to explore the idea of the disintegration of wilderness and its impending loss. Of great importance to Levers is the notion that there may be painful psychological and spiritual, as well as physical, consequences to the wanton destruction of the environment; that the loss of wilderness entails the loss of humankind's spiritual home. The idea of evoking presence through literal absence is a theme traceable back to Lewis's first leopard busts, and the sense of power and timelessness conjured by the broken and fragmented form is of ongoing interest to him."1

1.Laura Twiggs (ed) (2011) Dylan Lewis: Animal Bronzes 1989-2005: The Collectors' Guide, Cape Town: Pardus, page 125.

Provenance

Dylan Lewis Studio, Cape Town.

Private Collection.

Literature

Laura Twiggs (ed) (2011) Dylan Lewis: Animal Bronzes 1989-2005: The Collectors' Guide, Cape Town: Pardus, another cast from the edition illustrated on page 125.

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