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    CAROL MILLER (American, 20th century)

    The Fall of Troy
    1970's
    Bronze
    Unmarked
    26 x 20 x 13 inches (66.0 x 50.8 x 33.0 cm)


    Carol Miller created this masterpiece of emotion and movement using the 'lost wax method' of sculpting she has adhered to for over forty years. Only through that complex process of shaping her figures with wax, then ceramic and into a final work of bronze after many steps, can she achieve such feeling and exhibition of her talent. In The Fall of Troy, the male and female forms are devoid of facial features as Miller challenges the viewer to craft the face from the sensations she delivers so strongly through the positioning and body language of the figures.

    This work is number seven of ten pieces she produced in a series of works depicting human couples. Working exclusively with figures of people and animals, her work is known world-wide for its intensity and individualism.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from the sculptress in 1983.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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