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Gorilla II

David Wynne (1926-2014)


Price
£2,750

Signed
Indistinctly signed with initials and numbered 7/8

Medium
Bronze

Dimensions
9 ¼ x 4 ½ x 6 inches

Literature
T S R Boase, The Sculpture of David Wynne 1949-1967, London: Michael Joseph, 1968, Pages 72 and 154

Exhibited
'A Century of British Art: 1945-2010', Chris Beetles Gallery, 5 October-6 November 2021, No 267

Number seven from an edition of eight
1960
David Wynne was fascinated by Guy, the famous male western lowland gorilla who lived at London Zoo from 1947, (he arrived at the zoo on Guy Fawkes night, hence his name) to his death in 1978. During the late 1950s Wynne regularly visited Guy bringing him food and studying him. He made these models of him in 1960 and 1961. The marble sculpture of Guy, commissioned by the Arts Council of Great Britain, was unveiled in Crystal Palace Park in London.


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