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BOLDI

Brazilian Woman

BOLDI

BOLDI

Brazilian Woman

Brazilian Woman

BOLDI

Hungarian

b. 1970

Brazilian Woman


signed and numbered BOLDI / 4/8

bronze, green patina

51cm., 20in.

For further information on the condition of this lot please contact emma.gordon@sothebys.com


Please note that Condition 12 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers is not applicable to this lot.


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.


Please note that Condition 12 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers is not applicable to this lot.


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.

'When I was a child, I liked to collect stones that had been eroded by the water into rounded shapes. I was fascinated that the river bed formed, shaped, smoothed their surfaces over millennia. The college where I graduated as a sculptor taught us to draw, to pattern on a model, and once I graduated the game with stone arrived. Since then I have been interested in how I could shape a sculpture like a pebble; from whichever angle I look at it, it always turns, and the soft, rounded forms direct its shape.'

Boldi, 2020 (Dóra László, Képmás)

Born in 1970 in Budapest, Boldi focuses on creating the ideal form and figure through his round, flawlessly refined sculpture. He works with white marble, black Spanish marble and bronze with an Aristide Maillol patina finish, which took fifteen years to perfect. The smooth surface results in a delightful play of light and invites touch. Boldi's sculptures constitute a modern follow-up to Brancusi, yet Brazilian Woman, with its sinuous curves, is also reminiscent of the work of Matisse and early African and Aztec sculpture.