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Lot 142

Basil Rákóczi, British/French 1908-1979 - L’Homme Primitif (with 'Figures in a jungle' on the...

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Lot 142

Basil Rákóczi, 
British/French 1908-1979 - 
L’Homme Primitif (with 'Figures in a jungle' on the...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 142


Basil Rákóczi, 
British/French 1908-1979 - 

L’Homme Primitif (with 'Figures in a jungle' on the reverse), 1949; 

oil on canvas, signed upper left 'Rakoczi' and signed, dated, titled and numbered on the reverse, 60.3 x 40.9 cm (unframed) 

the Estate of the Artist 

Rákóczi founded the Modernist group, The White Stag Group, along with his partner, Kenneth Hall. Influenced by Surrealism and founded in London, they moved to Ireland in 1940. Gaining Irish members including Nano Reid and Norah McGuiness, their work focusing on psychological states and esoteric myth and symbols. Instrumental to Hall's artistic career and his first solo exhibition was the dealer Lucy Wertheim. Wertheim also promoted Barbara Hepworth, Christopher Wood, Frances Hodgkins and Henry Moore. An exhibition of her legacy 'A Life in Art & Reuniting the Twenties Group' has recently been on display at Towner Eastbourne, UK, including works by both Hall and Rákóczi. 

Buyer's Premium

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%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
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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Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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