Lot 220
  • 220

Jesús Rafael Soto

400,000 - 600,000 USD
471,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Color y Blanco Superior
  • signed, titled and dated 1994 on the reverse 
  • painted metal and wood 


Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 
Collection of Don Sanders, Houston (acquired from the above) 
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Catalogue Note

 “The Ambivalencias are the solution I found to a number of issues that were more or less implicit in [the work of] the great Western artists from the end of the nineteenth century onward, but that had not been developed. As a result of the Fauves, of individuals like Matisse, Léger, Delaunay, the Russian constructivists, and in general those who tried to use color independently of form and extra-pictorial content, the power and ambiguity of color become manifest, and we witness its capacity to generate the illusion of a space that is optically variable, as some dots seem to advance while other seem to recede. Later, Swiss artists and some Germans like Josef Albers proposed the independence of color, but without consciously solving what I have called the spatial ambivalence of color. I then felt that color needed and demanded a space-time solution that could find a place within the spatial ambiguity that I was interested in revealing.” Jesús Rafael Soto, Jesús Rafael Soto: In Conversation with Ariel Jiménez, New York, 2011, p.94-5