Signed Lobo and numbered 1/6, conceived 1945, the cast edition 1/6 was made in 1960. Foundry mark Susse Fondeur Fres, cire perdue. Sculpture, patinated bronze, height 21 cm, length 32 cm.
The work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of sculptures by Baltasar Lobo, that will be published by Galeria Freites under no 4501.
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
24 752 - 29 703 EUR
The family of the artist.
Galerie Daniel Malingue, París, France, "Lobo", 1988, another example exhibited.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela, "Lobo", 1989-1990, another example exhibited.
Galería Freites, Caracas, Venezuela, "Baltasar Lobo", 1993, another example exhibited.
Centre d’Arts Plastiques, Royan, France, "Baltasar Lobo sculptures", 1995, another example exhibited.
Fundación Cultural MAPFRE VIDA, Madrid, Spain, "Baltasar Lobo 1910-1993", 1997, another example exhibited.
Galería Freites, Caracas, Venezuela, "Baltasar Lobo", 1999, another example exhibited.
Galerie Interart, Gineva, Switzerland, "Baltasar Lobo", 2010-2011, another example exhibited.
J-E. Muller & V. Bollmann-Müller, "Lobo: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté", 1985, no. 41.
“My present work is, as always, figurative; that is to say, abstract. Obligatorily it begins with figuration and becomes an abstraction which is simplified, synthesized." - Baltasar Lobo.
The Spanish sculptor Baltasar Lobo is mostly renowned for his sculptures depicting women and mother with child. He was an apprentice to Ramon Núñez and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Valladolid. After the Spanish Civil War, Lobo moved to Paris where he got to know artists Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró who inspired him to move from naturalistic and classical imagery to reducing his sculptures to basic forms, working both in marble and bronze.
Lobo was a contemporary with Jean Arp and Constantin Brancusi but created his own expression with his slender depictions of the female body. His sculptures are characterized by a sensitivity and simplicity which makes them appear as timeless monuments.