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    Sale 5324

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    Lourdes Castro (b. 1930)

    Cast Shadow of André Morain with Linhof

    Price Realised  


    Lourdes Castro (b. 1930)
    Cast Shadow of André Morain with Linhof
    signed and dated 'Lourdes Castro 1966' (lower right)
    glycerophtalic on hand-cut and polished Plexiglas
    41 3/8 x 29½ x 1 3/8in. (105.1 x 75 x 3.5cm.)
    Executed in 1966, this work is unique

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    Indica Gallery, London.
    Acquired from the above by the previous owner in 1967, and thence by descent.

    Pre-Lot Text

    With her investigation of the silhouette's quasi-sculptural representation in two dimensions this young Portuguese artist is one of the few to produce, in the midsixties of this century, something seemingly genuine as well as new. The very perfection of these images could prevent her from discovering another accidental property in the design of her objects. Castro finds herself in a predicament that proffers only a Spartan resolution - and thus denies her the sensuous participation in the created thing

    R.C. Kennedy, "Paris Letter",in Art International, December 1966


    London, Indica Gallery, 1967, no. 31.