Willow II. 2015. Wood. Unique object. Ca. 140 x 138 x 150 cm (55.1 x 54.3 x 59 in). Base: 70 x 80 x 80 cm ( 27,6 x 31,5 x 31,5 in).
• Unique object. • The largest wooden sculpture by the artust on the German auction market (source: artprice). • In 2016 a smaller version was shown in Tony Cragg's first retrospective at Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, in 2016. With a certificate issued by the artist on September 11, 2016.
PROVENANCE: Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Private collection Berlin (acquired from aforementiond in 2015).
EXHIBITION: Tony Cragg / Andy Warhol. Portraits and Tony Cragg / Andjé. Connect & Sensibility, Rudolf Budja Galerie, Salzburg, spring - summer 2016. Tony Cragg. Skulptur, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin March 21 - April 5, 2015 (online with illu.).
"Sculpting means that the artist uses a material as an expansion of the self, entering a dialog with the material, in order to discover and create something new: Poetry." Tony Cragg, in: John Wood, an interview with Tony Cragg, in: ex. cat. Tony Cragg. In and Out of Material, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, 2006/2007, p. 142.