'Common Opal' Stone
The absence of detailed sculpting of the eyes is indicative of the absence of function. A deceptively simple and rather moving sculpture.
This lovely example of Bernard's work was purchased by the current owner from a reputable gallery in the UK, which had bought it directly from the artist. The original gallery receipts are being hunted down!
It is in very good condition, with a very few minor superficial scuffs.
The piece is signed on the base. Remnants of a gallery sticker can be seen under the right side of the chin.
Guruve are delighted to be able to show a genuine work by Bernard Matemera, whose pieces are (sadly) subject to copying.
We only show works we are convinced are genuine. We strongly advise collectors to demand proper provenance with their pieces, such as a photo of the artist with the piece or original gallery documentation dating back to the original purchase from the artist.