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296
Equipo 57
C. 12
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 22,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT
296
Equipo 57
C. 12
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 22,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Equipo 57
1957-1961
C. 12
signed Equipo 57, dated 61 and titled C. 12, on the reverse
oil on masonite
19 3/4 by 19 5/8 in.
50.2 by 50 cm.
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Provenance

Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Zürich
Acquired from the above by the present owner in November, 1964 

Catalogue Note

Equipo 57 was a collective of Spanish avant-garde artists and architects, some Basque, some with strong ties to Buenos Aires, which formed in Paris in 1957.  They issued a manifesto which attempted to define their work, mostly by oppostion to lingering vestiges of subjectivity and emotional content in modern art; but they also dismissed any connections to goemetric abstract art even though their work clearly resembles it and has been associated with it in most historical surveys.
Whatever the real philosophy of this group was, it rapidly lost cohesion as members defected; it was 'formally' dissolved by 1961.  Its legacy is an interesting group of geometric abstract paintings and sculptures, ineluctably connected to work created by other artists in Paris and elsewhere during this period.

Contemporary Art

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