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Pal Kepenyes
Rare Brutalist Mexican Sculpture Pendant Surrealist Stone Necklace Pal Kepenyes

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Chain is 23.5 inches long. Pendant is 3.75 X 2 X 1 inches This piece is not signed. but the chain matches completely with the signed one that I have. Pal Kepenyes is a sculptor and researcher of Hungarian art, whose artistic production includes sculptures of small and medium format, jewelry and miniature decorative pieces, all made by hand, without any machinery. Wearable art. Sculptural pendant on matching chain cast in polished bronze or brass. Reminiscent of Harry Bertoia. Organic Modernism. Mod, space age, handmade artisan, studio jewelry. Pal Kepenyes, wearable art pioneer. sculptor, goldsmith, jeweler, artist, was born in 1926 in Hungary. His creative talent, specifically in creating sculpted works, was evident early on. He moved to Budapest, where he first studied at the University of Arts and Crafts and later at the Academy of Fine Arts. His professor, Beni Ferenczy was one of Hungary's most influential sculptors. Pal Kepenyes (20/21st century) is active/lives in Hungary, Mexico. Pal Kepenyes is known for sculpture, jewelry making, miniature decorative pieces especially influenced by Mexican folk art and folklore. His work also includes animals, lions, tigers, fish, nude figures and milagros. He began his studies at the School of Decorative Arts in Budapest, and then was a prisoner of war during the Stalinist regime. In 1956, at the end of the Hungarian Revolution, he finally was released and left the country for Paris, where he studied at the School of Fine Arts. In 1956, he also traveled to Mexico, a country to which he has been devoted for the rest of his life because of his attraction pre-hispanic cultures. Along with Pedro Friedeberg, Arnold Coen, Vladimir Cora, Byron Galvez, Mathias Goeritz, Leonardo Nierman, Gabriel Orozco he was part of a group of artists of European extraction who maf=de Mexico their home. Mexico has exerted great influence on his work. Selected Exhibitions Cultural Center. Paris, France. Visual Arts Gallery. Mexico, DF Chapultepec Gallery, INBA. Mexico, DF Gallery Copenhague. Mexico, DF Ankrum Gallery. Los Angeles, California, USA 1965 Southampton East Gallery. New York, USA 1966 Museum of Modern Art Miami, Florida, USA 1966 Trianon Gallery. Palm Beach, Miami, USA 1971 Lepe Gallery. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 1972 Edgard Munich Gallery. Mexico, DF 1973 Volks Popular. Occidental Berlín, Germany. 1976 Mexican chancellery of the IMCE, New York, USA 1976 Calder Saloon. Hotel Camino Real. Mexico, DF 1976 Young Gallery. San Jose, California, USA 1976 Spanish art gallery. Mexico, DF 1976 Inter exposure. Galerias, SA Acapulco, Mexico. 1977 Exposicià Summa Arts. Hotel Presidente Chapultepec. Mexico, DF 1978 Mexicano Institute. San Antonio, Texas, United States 1978 Dovan Museum. Montreal, Canada. 1980 Museum of Modern Art from OEA. Washington, DCUSA 1980 Center of modern art Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico. Phoenix Gallery, La Haya, Holland. 1982 Cultural Poli Forum Siqueiros, Mexico DF 1983 Arte counselor Del Río, Texas, United States 1984 Contrapunto Galley. La Jolla, CAUSA 1986 Instituto Cultural Cabañas. Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico. 1989 Alan Gallery Drayan Galleries, USA 1989 Ana-Izax Gallery, Inc., Beverly Hills. CA 1991 Jansen Pérez Gallery. Fame and Fortune TV show. Chac-Mool Gallery in 1994. Beverly Hills, CA 1994 Fred Haisman Gallery. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. USA MOSTINI Gallery. París, France. "Back from a distance." Munich City Museum. Munich, Germany. Gallery Budapest. Budapest. Hungary. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco. Mexico, D. F Term exposure Universidad Anahuac. Mexico DF Exposure Congres Arquitectura ELEA. Acapulco, Gro. Exposure Pavillion Nissan, Automóvil Exhibition "Caminos Visuales" Club de empresarios Bosques, Mexico, DF Exposure Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, "Los Vivos", Mexico, DF Exposure "La Casona de Juárez", Acapulco, Gro. Exposure Universidad Americana de Acapulco, Acapulco, Gro. Exposure "Pal Inventa el Futuro," "La Casona de Juárez. Acapulco. Gro. 2007 Permanent Exhibition, Galeria Al Sur, Acapulco, Gro. Monuments 1993 Urban sculpture in Acapulco. Tip Diamond, Town of the Sun. Gro. Mexico 1994 Donation of the Wailing Wall to Beverly Hills. 1995 Monumental sculpture, Silhouettes for the IMSS. Monterrey, NL 2000 Commemorative, monumental sculpture for the Republic of Hungary, Mexico
  • Creator:
    Pal Kepenyes (1926, Mexican)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 3.75 in (9.53 cm)Width: 2 in (5.08 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    good estate condition. please see all photos.
  • Gallery Location:
    Surfside, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU38211526992
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