Jesús Rafael Soto - Latin America New York Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Denise René, Paris
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    London, Robert Sandelson Gallery, Jesús Rafael Soto, 13 October -12 December 2008 (another example exhibited)

  • Artist Biography

    Jesús Rafael Soto

    Venezuelan • 1923 - 2005

    Jesús Rafael Soto was born in Ciudad Bolívar and studied at the School of Visual and Applied Arts in Caracas. During this period he became acquainted with Los Disidentes, a group of artists that included Alejandro Otero and Carlos Cruz-Diez. In addition to his fellow compatriots, Soto’'s work was influenced by Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian.

    The main artistic tenets evinced in Soto's works are pure abstraction, vibrations, progressions and geometric rigor. They can be seen through the use of lines and superimposed squares in his sculptures, made with paint and a series of industrial and synthetic materials. He spent much time in Europe, becoming a key member of the Group Zero movement, which included such artists as Lucio Fontana, Gunther Uecker and Yves Klein. As a result, Soto's work also incorporates modernist concepts such as light, time, movement, color manipulation and space. All of these facets place him as an important figure within the Kinetic and Op Art movements.

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Esfera Theospacio

Painted aluminum and Plexiglas.
Base 21 x 13 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (53.3 x 34.3 x 40 cm).
Each rod 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm).

This work is from an edition of 75.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $60,000

Latin America

14 & 15 November 2011
New York