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Lot 426

Joel Shapiro, American b.1941 - Untitled (House), 1974; bronze, signed, dated and numbered on the...

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Lot 426

Joel Shapiro, 
American b.1941 - 
Untitled (House), 1974; 
bronze, signed, dated and numbered on the...

Price Realised: £28,600

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

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

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Lot 426


Joel Shapiro, 
American b.1941 - 

Untitled (House), 1974; 

bronze, signed, dated and numbered on the bottom 'Shapiro 1974 1/3', H13 x W15.6 x D10.7 cm 

Note: the lead filling on the inside has been added after the purchase of the work, according to the studio of the artist. 

with Paula Cooper Gallery, c.1974;
Saatchi & Saatchi, London 

this iconic piece demonstrates the artists innovative response to Minimalism and our understanding of space in the 1970s. Taking the form of a house, the work is both domestic and industrial, its small-scale contrasting with the heavy cast bronze. Shapiro's work is in major museum across the world and has been the subject to numerous important exhibitions worldwide. Recently, works from the 1970s by the artist were exhibited at Craig Starr Gallery, New York in 2014 and a similar edition to the present work from the Collection of Robert and Marguerite Hoffman was exhibited at The Warehouse, Dallas, as part of 'Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present' curated by Allan Schwartzman, featuring works by Josef Albers and Lucio Fontana. 

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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.

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ARR is capped at €12,500

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