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  • Provenance

    Collection of Irving S. Richards
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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VENEZUELA

31

Untitled

1965
oil, metal, and wood construction
18 5/8 x 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (47.3 x 29.2 x 14 cm.)
This work is number 21 from an edition of 100.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $25,000

Contact Specialist
Henry Allsopp
Worldwide Director, Latin American Art
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Latin America

New York 23 May 2013 4pm