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Cletus Johnson (American, b. 1941)
5/6/2016 - Modern Art: Live Salesroom Auction
House of Time
wood and plaster sculpture with electric fixture in shadow box
signed, dated 1993, and titled on back
ht. 33.5, wd. 25.5, dp. 6.75 in. (box size)


Condition:  

Not all of the lights work: the outer ring of stars, comprised of five bulbs does not illuminate. Additionally, there is a bulb missing from the crescent moon. It is possible that it is the missing bulb in the moon that prevents the others from lighting. There are two dimmer switches on the side of the shadow box; one controls the light behind the skyscraper as well as the bulbs within the stars, the other controls the light behind the figure behind the rose window. There are a few scuffs to the exterior of the case, particularly on the bottom, and two minuscule sections of paint loss to the frame of the rose window to the rigth of the figure. There are also some light scratches to the plexiglass.

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