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    Sale 7619

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    21 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 205

    Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002)

    Gravitation

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002)
    Gravitation
    signed and with the artist's monogram 'Chillida' (lower left)
    ink and hand-made paper collage with string
    7½ x 9in. (19 x 22.9cm.)
    Executed in 1987-88


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    This work is registered in the archives of the Museo Chillida-Leku, under number CH-88/GT-5.

    After executing his first Gravitation piece in 1985, Chillida began working on a series of paper sculptures which allowed him to develop his theories about air and void - two themes which are constantly present in his work. These Gravitations are realised by the use of curvilinear cutouts and sheets which are then layered and hung on the wall by a string, giving the sensation of weightlessness, an effect Chillida was wanting to achieve, leaving the air free to roam through the various pieces of paper, and not being limited by conventional boundaries.

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    Provenance

    Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Zurich.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1988.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION