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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Francisco Infante
THE VACUUM CLOCK
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 61,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
310

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Francisco Infante
THE VACUUM CLOCK
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 61,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Francisco Infante
B.1943
THE VACUUM CLOCK
Quantity: 13
each piece titled and signed in Cyrillic, numbered and dated 1967 on the reverse
tempera on board
largest: 68.8 by 53cm, 27 by 20 3/4 in.; smallest: 36.1 by 28.5cm, 14 1/4 by 11 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist in Moscow

Catalogue Note

The Vacuum Clock series is based on the key concepts of eternity and mystery, which fascinated the artist from an early age. The central composition, or the ‘visions of the beginning ‘, is placed at the centre of twelve smaller works arranged like a clock face to represent each hour of the day and night.

Infante believes that the spiral is the only form able to move towards infinite depth and create an image of metaphysical dimension. 'I needed to express the feeling of the infinite filling my being. [...] The problem of language! My renderings of reduced and expanded geometric shapes were the language suitable for depicting my experiences' (the artist cited in Francisco Infante-Artifacts: Retrospective, Moscow National Centre for Contemporary Arts, 2004, p.9).

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