The sheet is in good condition with small creases and tiny damages to corners and edges. There are rubbed spots close to the edges and scattered foxing can be seen. The lower edge bears a small tear. The image measures 60 x 45.7 cm. The sheet dimensions are 76.5 x 51.8 cm.
Reginald Cotterell Butler (1913-1981)
Reginald Cotterell Butler was a British sculptor, who gave new impulses to sculpting after the Second World War. He is recorded for metal constructions and later for abstracted morbid female sculptures. He studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. As one of the first European artists he installed and welded his bronze sculptures, which seemed to be constructed of loose elements at a first glance. At the end of the 1960s, he caused a stir by adding glass eyes and real hair to his painted bronzes. Reg Butler worked as a professor at the Slade School of Art for nearly 30 years. He participated in documenta 1 (1955) as well as documenta II (1959) in Kassel. His works can be compared to those of Hans Bellmer and Allen Jones, amongst others. (msc)