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Edgard Negret
Carabela Yellow Modern Abstract Sculpture

1986

$16,500

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Carabela sculpture, signed and dated, edition 20/60 with certificate. Edgar Negret was born in 1920-2012 Colombia. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Cali between 1938 and 1943. The following year, he met in his hometown the Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza , who introduced him to modern sculpture. Thus, after his erect or reclining figures, made in the school within a conventional conception, Negret worked between 1944 and 1948 a series of plasters of undeniable quality, which anticipate his enormous inventiveness. They are heads (of the poets Guillermo Valencia, Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Gabriela Mistral and Walt Whitman ), some religious themes (Virgin, Head of the Baptist, Ascension, Hand of God and Annunciation ), some mythological themes ( Triton and Venus ' ) and The girl in the window. Although in the heads the characters are recognized, these sculptures are basically abstract because they are essential forms, far from the details. Waterfall in the El Virrey Park. At the end of 1948, Negret made his first trip to New York. There, more than some biomorphic ceramics, he made his first constructions. Among them, El Nido and Rostro de Cristo, both from 1950, stand out. In both, the sheet metal and the wire allude to the themes without any naturalistic proclivity. But I admired Eliecer Lopez a lot. In 1949 Negret had made another sculpture in metal: Glass with a flower, a drawing done in iron rod that not only represents the theme but delimits the real space. After a brief season in Colombia, Negret traveled to Europe; He lived in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Mallorca, and Saint Germain-en-Laye, between 1950 and 1955. Initially, he continued to work plasters. In these sculptures, abstraction predominates over any figurative allusion, as corroborated by the titles of the works: South direction, Tribute to Gaudí, Column commemorating a massacre, etc. After seeing in Paris the posthumous retrospective of Julio González in 1953, Negret went on to use iron. Dynamism in the plazuela of the Attorney General of Bogotá. These constructions made in Palma de Mallorca, between 1953 and 1954, already suggest devices or machines. In late 1955 and until 1963 Negret settled in New York. During these years he executed the series called Magic Appliances, in which, for the first time, he used aluminum (which since then will be his exclusive material) and after trying to join the different pieces with folds was decided by the use of nuts and screws. The series is characterized by the use of geometric elements and by the compositional rigor; also for the color: the constructions are painted black, white, red and blue. In 1962 he exhibited his Eclipses in Spoleto together with the Venezuelan sculptors Jesús Rafael Soto and Alejandro Otero. After fifteen years of absence, Negret returned to Colombia in 1963, and since then he lived in Bogotá (where he had already exhibited in 1958 and 1962 ), with a short interval in Cali between 1968 and 1971. In 1963 he participated in the XV National Salon of Artists of Colombia and won the first prize in Sculpture, with celestial Vigilante. In 1967 it returned to obtain the first prize in the XIX National Hall, with Cabo Kennedy. In June 2009 he held his most recent retrospective at the Galería Mundo de Bogotá. On September 28, 2010, the National Government of Colombia, within the framework of the ninetieth anniversary of its birth and the 25 years of the creation of its House Museum in Popayán (Cauca), granted it the Grand Order Ministry of Culture. On March 9, 2017, his work Horizonte paisaje Augustinian was inaugurated in the urbanization El Viñedo in the city of Valencia, Carabobo state, in Venezuela. It was installed by the Valencia City Hall on the Paco Cabrera cultural walk. It is a work of iron, 10 meters high and 16 tons of weight, which is the largest built by the artist.

Details

  • Creator
    Edgard Negret (1929 - 2012)
  • Creation Year
    1986
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.8 in. (29.98 cm)Width: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)Depth: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Lake Worth, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU19224417611

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