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Latin American:
The Legacy of Abstraction


Sotheby's New York

7 PM, May 26, 2015

Sale 9353


Torres-Garcia

Lot 6, "Part constructif avec ciel bleu (Puerto constructivo con cielo azul)," by Joaquin Torres-Garcia, oil on canvas, 20 1/4 by 24 1/4 inches, 1930

By Carter B. Horsley

The Latin America: The Legacy of Abstraction auction at Sotheby's New York May 26, 2015 is highlighted by a superb Leon Ferrai, a very fine Torres-Garcia, a very good Fontana, and excellent works by Fonseca, Soto, Gego and

Lot 6, "Part constructif avec ciel bleu (Puerto constructivio con cielo azul)," by Joaquin Torres-Garcia (1874-1949) is a superb oil on canvas from 1930 that measures 20 1/4 by 24 1/4 inches. It has an estimate of  $400,000 to $600,000.  It sold for $514,000 including the buyer's premium as do all results mentioned in this article.

The sale total was $6,713,000 with 31 of the 35 offered lots selling.


Fontana

Lot 9, "Concetto Spaziale," by Lucio Fontana, oil on canvas, 25 1/2 by 21 1/8 inches, 1965

Lot 9 is a great oil on canvas by Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) entitled "Concetto Spaziale." It measures 25 1/2 by 21 1/8 inches and was painted in 1965.  It has an estimate of $400,000 to $600,000.  It sold for $598,000.


Soto

Lot 14, "Salon de Mai," by Jesus Rafael Soto, acrylic on wood with painted metal and nylon string, 83 1/4 by 78 3/4 inches, 1975

Lot 14 is a large work by Jesus Rafael Soto (1923-2005) entitled "Salon de Mai" that was created in 1975.  An acrylic on wood with painted metal and nylon string, it measures 83 14 by 78 3/4 inches.  It has an estimate of $600,000 to $800,000.  It sold for $880,000.

Fonseca 24

Lot 24, "Form in Relief," by Gonzalo Fonseca, painted wood construction, 20 1/4 by 15 1/4 inches, circa 1948

Lot 24 is a painted wood construction by Gonzalo Fonseca (1922-1997) entitled "Form in Relief."  It measures 20 1/4 by 15 1/4 inches and was created circa 1948.  It has an estimate of $20,000 to $25,000.  It sold for $60,000.


Fonseca 22

Lot 22, "Porton," by Fonseca, Iranian travertine, 21 by 25 by 5 1/4 inches, 1971

Lot 22 is a very beautiful Iranian travetine sculpture by Fonseca entitled "Porton."  It measures 21 by 25 by 5 1/4  inches and was created in 1971.  It has an estimate of $70,000 to $90,000.  It sold for $112,500.


Gego

Lot 17, "Dibujo sin papel," by Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt), metal wire and thread construction, 35 7/8 by 34 inches, 1985

Lot 17 is an excellent metal wire and thread construction by Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt)(1912-1994) entitled "Dibujo sin papel."  It measures 35 7/8 by 34 inches and was created in 1985.  It was offered at the May 23, 2012 Latin American Art auction at Sotheby's with an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000 and sold for $602,500.  This auction it has an estimate of $400,000 to $600,000.  It failed to sell.


Ferrari

Lot 15, "Untitled," by Leon Ferrari, stainless steel, 29 1/2 inches high, 1978

Lot 15 is an excellent untitled stainless steel sculpture by Leon Ferrari (1920-2013).  It is 29 1/2 inches high was created in 1978.  It has an estimate of $100,000 to $120,000.  It sold for $157,500.

A very handsome small brass sculpture by Lygia Clark (1920-1988) entitled "Relogio de sol (Sundial),"  Lot 20, was withdrawn.  Clark was the subject of an exhibition in 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  The lot has an estimate of $700,000 to $900,000.  

Otero

Lot 5, "Tablon 30," by Alejandro Otero, ducoon wood and formica, 78 1/4 by 21 2/3 inches, 1973

Lot 5 is a fine construction of duco on wood and formica by Alejandro Otero (1921-1990) entitled "Tablon 30."  It was created in 1973 and is 78 1/4 inches high.  It has an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.  It sold for $370,000.

de Bourg

Lot 11, "Lumiere a 4 faces," by Narciso Debourg, painted plastic, aluminum and wood construction, 39 inches square, 1968

Lot 11 is a painted plastic, aluminum and wood construction by Narciso Debourg (b. 1925) entitled Lumiere a 4 faces."  It is 39 inches square and was created in 1968.  It has an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000.  It sold for $50,000.

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