Sale 19PT04 | Lot 2026

Gonzalo Fonseca

Catalogue: Post-War & Contemporary Art

Lot Details

Lot 2026
Gonzalo Fonseca
Uruguayan, 1922-1997
Mosaic, 1958
Signed Fonseca and dated MCMLVIII on the reverse
Ceramic tile set in concrete and galvanized steel frame
Overall 14 1/4 x 18 x 1 1/8 inches (36.19 x 45.72 x 2.85 cm)

Provenance:
The Artist
Abraham W. Geller
Thence by descent to the current owner

Abraham W. Geller was a prominent New York architect and a champion of modernist design and fine art. He often commisioned artists for site specific works in his commercial buildings such as the now closed Cinema 1 and 2 located at Third Avenue and 59th Street in New York City. Mr. Geller's family believes he aquired this work from the artist when possibly discussing using a Fonseca mosaic in one of his projects. No correspondence survives to corroborate this, nor were any collaborations between the artist and the architect ever completed.


Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

The frame is worn on face with oxidation on face, at corners and on hardware. The tile is set in concrete. There are 1/4 x 1/2 inch chips at corners of the concrete on the reverse.


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Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Post-War & Contemporary Art

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