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Hand-Sculpted French Cubist Abstract Sculpture in Terracotta Signed "Philip"

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This sophisticated and alluring Mid-Century Modern Sculpture was realized in France circa 1950. Executed in terra cotta with a oil rubbed bronze colored glaze, the work presents an abstract and dynamic form- bristling with verve. An elongated form rises from an elliptical base offering both smooth and curvilinear aspects as well as faceted ones concluding in a curved tongue-like appendage with a pointed end. Additionally, there is what appears to be a lug or nut cantilevering from side of the piece, suggesting metamorphosis or some kind of animatronic influence. The amorphic form recalls the highly stylized renderings of tools by Lee Lozano as well as the welded sculptures of David Smith. It also conjures both biomorphic connotations- like an animate form writhing, as well as phallic ones. With its monochromatic palate and masculine silhouette, this piece promises to appeal to discerning collectors of first rate fine art as well as those with a penchant for rare and stunning objects. Signed "Phillip". France, circa 1950 Dimensions: height: 21" x diameter: 9"
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 21 in (53.34 cm)Diameter: 9 in (22.86 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1950
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  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU793431844542
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