Loló Soldevilla - Abstract by Nature: Paintings from the 1950s to the Present New York Saturday, August 7, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Please note: this work will be offered in the Phillips New Now Auction in New York, on September 28, 2021

  • Provenance

    Pedro Miguel Escalona Pedroso, Havana (acquired directly from the artist)
    Olivia Escalona García, Havana (by descent from the above)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2017

  • Literature

    Loló Soldevilla: Constructing her Universe, exh. cat., Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2019, no. 14, p. 20 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Loló Soldevilla

    Cuban • 1901 - 1971

    Born in Cuba in 1901, Lolo Soldevilla is considered a seminal figure in Concrete Cuban art. Soldevilla began painting in 1948, and in 1949 traveled to Paris where she encountered contemporary European avant-garde artistic practices — namely, abstraction. Upon her return to Cuba in 1956, Soldevilla and Pedro de Oraa founded Galeria Color-Luz, a gallery solely dedicated to the promotion of abstract art. A few years she later began exhibiting with the group Diez Pintores Concretos, which included artists such as Sandú Darié, Jose Mijares and Rafael Soriano. 

    Soldevilla's artistic practice encompasses painting, drawing and collage works. Similar to other Cuban Concretists, Soldevilla rejected the nationalist figurative work of the Vanguardistas and sought to employ a more international abstract vernacular.

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Sin Título

signed and dated “Loló 51” lower right
ink and gouache on paper
12 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (31.1 x 37.5 cm)
Executed in 1951, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Martha Flora Carranza Barba.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Abstract by Nature: Paintings from the 1950s to the Present