Sale 10PT02 | Lot 143

Jesus Rafael Soto

Catalogue: European, American, Modern & Contemporary Art

Lot Details

Lot 143
Jesus Rafael Soto
Venezuelan, 1923-2005
Gran Circulo Rojo, 1978
Signed Soto, dated 1978 and inscribed as titled on the reverse
Painted wood, metal and monofilament
70 x 70 x 11 inches (177.8 x 177.8 x 27.9 cm)

Exhibited:
Bogota, Colombia, Centro Venezolano de Cultura, Movimientos de La Pintura Venezolana en El Siglo XX, Aug.-Sept. 1980
Bogota, Colombia, Galeria Tempora, Apr. 1981


Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000
Sold for $260,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

The black pigment on the support has "L" shaped cracks at right and left edge. These cracks are approximately 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. The support appears to be paint on paper over wood, and these cracks are in the paper at the corner joints. Two small paint losses at the lower left, in the black pigment. The monofilament lines that support the metal rods are bound together 10 inches from the top. This does not seem consistent with the diagram of the artwork affixed to the back. The metal rods are bowing downward at the ends, and this may be more exaggerated than intended by the artist.


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Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000
Sold for $260,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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European, American, Modern & Contemporary Art

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