Hunting Owl
John Takawira

1988

Springstone

67cm (h)

42cm (w)

23cm (d)

53.5kg

£15,000

Possibly the most significant early work to be shown by the Guruve Gallery in recent years, this is a genuine work by John Takawira from 1988.

It is accompanied by full documentation from the original gallery in Zimbabwe.

Works by either John or his brother Bernard are very rare on the secondary market. This piece has his characteristic feather-like touch - the majority of the sculpture comes from the texture and form of the raw material and his chisel made superficial marks that release the sculpture within, that suddenly reveals itself to the viewer while Takawira saw it all along.

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