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Lot 227

Richard Smith CBE, British 1931-2016 - Cowboy Boots, c.1969-71; pastel and collage on paper,...

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Lot 227

Richard Smith CBE, 
British 1931-2016 - 
Cowboy Boots, c.1969-71; 
pastel and collage on paper,...

Price Realised: £1,170

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 227


Richard Smith CBE, 
British 1931-2016 - 

Cowboy Boots, c.1969-71; 

pastel and collage on paper, signed top left within heel of boot 'Richard Smith', 62.4 x 50.4 cm (ARR) 

private collection, purchased directly from the artist and thence by descent 

the original owner of the work designed and imported Cowboy Boots to the UK and this drawing was made by Smith as a design for his own pair. The owner was introduced to Smith through a relative who worked at DM Gallery, which was exhibiting Smith's work at the time. The boots incorporated the form of overlapping squares that Smith used in his iconic 'Kite' paintings that were first exhibited in 1971. 

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
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Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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