This sculpture is being offered for sale on behalf of a private collector.
This substantial example of Matemera’s work was purchased by the current owner from a reputable gallery in the UK in the early 1990s, which had bought it directly from the artist. The original gallery receipts have been mislaid, unfortunately, but we are satisfied this is an original Matemera.
It is in very good condition, considering its age. There are some minor superficial scratches, and a small section of the base had broken and has been glued back in (professionally, by Guruve) so that it is hardly noticeable. More photos available on request.
The asking price reflects the damage and the lack of supporting documents. Guruve are satisfied that this is a genuine work by Matemera.
We strongly advise collectors to acquire proper provenance for their pieces wherever possible (although clearly here it is not to be), such as a photo of the artist with the piece or original gallery documentation dating back to the original purchase from the artist, and to archive them for posterity as it greatly adds to the value and saleability of an artwork.
The piece is signed on the base. We would not recommend this piece be displayed outdoors.
This piece is in the UK and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense. A marble block accompanies the piece which can also be sent, if the buyer wishes.