Icarus Falls
Icarus Falls

MICHAEL AYRTON (1921-1975)

Icarus Falls

1959 United Kingdom

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"Icarus Falls (1959) formerly in the collection of Gavin Maxwell, provides the climax of the series of wax reliefs & which fortunately survived the fire which destroyed Sandaig in 1967. Stripped of his wax feathers & his wings reduced to bony frames, Icarus plummets earthwards, the victim of his own folly…..the very choice of wax as the principal medium creates an additional complex visual metaphor.” P. Cannon-Brooks
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The late Gavin Maxwell
Collections Include: Tate Gallery, London; National Portrait Gallery, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Arts Council of Great Britain; British Council; British Museum;, Imperial War Museum, London; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Museum of Modern Art, New York
P. Cannon-Brooks, Michael Ayrton, Oxford, 1978, illustrated page 73
Height 152.00 cm (59.84 inches)
Width 102.00 cm (40.16 inches)
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Wax & bone on board
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