LUIS TOMASELLO | OBJET PLASTIQUE NO. 885
LUIS TOMASELLO | OBJET PLASTIQUE NO. 885
LUIS TOMASELLO | OBJET PLASTIQUE NO. 885
LUIS TOMASELLO | OBJET PLASTIQUE NO. 885
LUIS TOMASELLO | OBJET PLASTIQUE NO. 885
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LUIS TOMASELLO | OBJET PLASTIQUE NO. 885

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

LUIS TOMASELLO | OBJET PLASTIQUE NO. 885

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Sold:37,500USD

Lot Details

Description

LUIS TOMASELLO

1915 - 2014

OBJET PLASTIQUE NO. 885 


signed twice, titled and dated 2008 on the reverse

acrylic on wood relief, in aluminum artist's frame

39⅝ by 39½ in. (100.6 by 100.3 cm)


PROVENANCE

Gift of the artist to the present owner


LITERATURE

Luis Tomasello, "I Don't Do Anything - the Light Does it For Me: A Conversation with Francesca Bellini Joseph", Literal. Voces Latinoamericanas, Autumn 2009, p. 43, illustrated in color 


EXHIBITED

Houston, Sicardi Gallery, Luis Tomasello: Recent Work, June - August, 2009

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. The media layer is stable, and all wooden relief elements are secure and accounted for. A few minor spots of dust are present in the crevices of the relief.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Gift of the artist to the present owner

Exhibited

Houston, Sicardi Gallery, Luis Tomasello: Recent Work, June - August, 2009

Literature

Luis Tomasello, "I Don't Do Anything - the Light Does it For Me: A Conversation with Francesca Bellini Joseph", Literal. Voces Latinoamericanas, Autumn 2009, p. 43, illustrated in color 

Catalogue Note

“The shape gives rise to the color, which is transformed from vision into sensation; it is projected into space, where it tints the atmosphere, and becomes iridescent on touching the plane. The movement is caused, not merely by the position of the viewer, but above all by the intensity and motion of the illumination. Sunlight – natural light, in other words – is ideal for appreciating the magical, infinite values of these plastic three-dimensional objects.” (Luis Tomasello, statement for Nouvelle tendance, 1964, cited in Serge Lemoine, Tomasello: Visible structure and reflected color, Miami 2012, p. 8)

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Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT