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Hugo França

"Marau" Chair

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Property from an Important American Collection

Hugo França

Hugo França

"Marau" Chair

"Marau" Chair

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

9,450

USD

Property from an Important American Collection

Hugo França

b. 1954

"Marau" Chair


2007

pequi wood

32 ¼ x 30 ¼ x 29 ½ in. (81.9 x 76.8 x 74.9 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces present with irregularities and open fissures throughout which are inherent to the medium and the artist's intent. The wooden surfaces present with variegated hues and colors consistent with an irregular finish application. The back of the chair with scattered areas of discoloration to the finish. The proper left side of the backrest with a small chip to the wood measuring approximately 1 inch long and not visually distracting. The recessed areas with some very light soiling consistent with age.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Private Collection, London
Sotheby's London, May 19, 2010, lot 6
"Once abundant and apparently inexhaustible, wood has always had an important role throughout history. Today, reality is different and we need to conceive its use and presentation in a more intelligent manner. My pieces are designed based on the reutilization of wood that once had other functions, or leftovers found in the forest with no commercial use. During incursions through the south of Bahia I seek out raw materials that are selected in an ecologically correct manner, that is, trees that have been dead for long periods of time due to forest fires or deforestation."
Hugo França