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Manolo Valdés
RETRATO DE UNA DAMA
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 249,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
77
Manolo Valdés
RETRATO DE UNA DAMA
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 249,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Art Contemporain – Evening Sale

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Paris

Manolo Valdés
N.1942
RETRATO DE UNA DAMA

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the current owner circa 1988

Catalogue Note

Born in 1942 in Valencia, Manolo Valdés is one of the rare artists from the second half of the 20th century to master with so much talent a variety of disciplines such as drawing, painting, sculpture and engraving. Drawing from his country's rich history of art, and in particular Velazquez and Picasso, Valdés appropriates the legacy of his masters, employing immediately recognizable motifs and forms, whilst reinterpreting them through an infinite use of materials and textures.

His canvases such as Dama a caballo and Retrato de una Dama are the result of a veritable wrestling match with one of his favorite materials, hessian canvas, which he folds, sews, daubs with bitumen and pigments, overloading it with oil until it bears the marks of his demiurgic fight. 

His sculptures are cast in a range of materials such as bronze, silver, wood, plaster, alabaster or ceramic. They also invite transgression by inciting touch through their generous and sensual forms.

Art Contemporain – Evening Sale

|
Paris