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Victor Salmones
Bronze and Marble Sculpture Totem, Hands Embracing Surrealist Mexican Modernist

20.th C

$1,600

About

In this sculpture the Mexican artist Victor Salmones renders the image of two joined hands embracing or a handshake using the lost wax casting method, the sculpture is mounted on a marble base. This sculpture is signed by the artist, and numbered E_45 (it might be edition 4/5) Victor Salmones (1937-1989) was the most widely known sculptor living and working in Mexico during his lifetime. His sculptures won him universal acclaim and are held in the collections of museums, corporations, cities, universities and private collectors in some 30 countries. During his career, he was highly sought after and increasingly involved in the execution of commissions for major public works around the world. Salmones developed his love and talent for creating sculpture by working with clay in high school. He attended the Instituto de Bellas Artes where he was an apprentice to the Bauhaus master, Hoffman. He was trained to use the exacting, age-old lost wax method of casting and worked principally in bronze. His work explores styles that are both abstract and figurative and the grace and spirit inherent in his work endows his bronzes with a transcendent vitality. The international acceptance of Salmones’ sculpture attests not only to his artistic mastery of the medium, but to the universal appeal of the themes that inspire his work: love, compassion and humanity. He was one of Mexico's best known artists a modern master of the generation after Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Hoffman's encouragement led to the opening of Victor's own sculpture workshop in Cuernavaca in 1966. In 1967, Salmones' fluid bronze Adam was awarded first prize at the Biennale Exposition of the National Museum of Modern Art. His life-size bronze Narcissus was honored with first place in the national art competition juried by Harry Greer of the New York's Frick Museum and Charles Nagle of the Smithsonian. Victor Salmones worked principally in bronze, using the centuries-old lost wax method of casting. Genre: Latin American Subject: Figures Medium: Bronze, Marble Country: Mexico

Details

  • Creator
    Victor Salmones (1937 - 1989, Mexican)
  • Creation Year
    20.th C
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 3.75 in. (9.53 cm)Depth: 3.75 in. (9.53 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    the bronze is very good. the base has some wear and is beveled in one corner. it shows beautifully.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 23211stDibs: LU3826187612

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