Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design

Sat, May 20, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 546

Leo Sewell Dog Sculpture, Sitting Hound, 31"H

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Leo Sewell (b. 1945)
Marking(s); notes: no marking(s) apparent
Country of origin; materials: American; found objects (metal, plastic, wood, rubber, fabric material)
Dimensions (H, W, D): 31"h, 28"w, 13"d
Additional Information: "Leo Sewell grew up near a dump. He has played with junk now for over fifty years and has developed his own technique for culling the refuse of Philadelphia for the materials with which he fashions his sculptures. These objects are chosen for their color, shape, texture, durability and patina; then they are assembled using nails, bolts, and screws." (source: Provenance: Private Collection, Palm Beach, Florida.

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overall very good with exception of several cracks in the left rear paw (possibly inherent to the materials), individual elements show wear/imperfections/grime as expected with salvaged materials