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Lot 184

*ALASTAIR MICHIE (1921-2008) An large abstract sculpture

aluminium, the large upper section sitting on a pin to the smaller lower section allowing the upper section to rotate, the whole raised on a black composite plinth base, 27cm high (overall) x 37cm wide x 29cm deep,

Estimate: £300 - £500
Hammer price: £400
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Son of the artist Anne Redpath, Alastair Michie was born in northern France and educated in France and Scotland. He studied architecture in Edinburgh and began his career as a freelance graphic artist, following the completion of war service as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. During the 1960s, Michie began to produce paintings and sculptures and ultimately turned to working in acrylic and mixed media. In 1984 he was elected to the Royal West of England Academy and exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy. He moved to Dorset in 1950, and sold from his studio, a large wine vault below the splendid Queen Anne house in Wareham where he lived with his second wife Sally from 1961 onwards, remaining in Wareham until his death in 2008. 

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