• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 2313

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 443

    Julio Gonzalez (1876-1942)

    Tête aiguë (Masque aigu)

    Price Realised  


    Julio Gonzalez (1876-1942)
    Tête aiguë (Masque aigu)
    signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'GONZALEZ 7/9 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the reverse)
    bronze with black and brown patina
    Height: 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1930; this bronze version cast by the estate of the artist

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    Philippe Grimminger has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.


    Roberta González, Paris.
    Galerie de France, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, May 1967.

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    Philippe Grimminger has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.

    Pre-Lot Text



    V. Aguilera Cerni, Julio González, Rome, 1962 (another cast illustrated).
    C.A. Areán, ed., Julio González, Madrid, 1965 (another cast illustrated).
    F.A. Danieli, "Julio González: A Representative Showing at the Landau Gallery," Artforum, vol. 4, no. 4, December 1965, p. 29 (another cast illustrated).
    H. Galy-Carles, "González, l'homme du fer," Art vivant, no. 9, March 1970 (another cast illustrated).
    V. Aguilera Cerni, Julio, Joan, Roberta González-Itinerario de una dinastia, Barcelona, 1973, p. 212, no. 153 (another cast illustrated).
    J. Withers, Julio González, Sculpture in Iron, New York, 1978, p. 50, no. 36 (another cast illustrated, pl. 32).
    H.R. Fuchs, Plastik der Gegenwart, Baden-Baden, 1980, p. 168 (another cast illustrated, p. 99).
    W. Rainer, "Die Schrift des Eisens im Raum," Stuttgarter Zeitung, 24 June 1983 (another cast illustrated).
    J. Merkert, Julio González, Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Milan, 1987, pp. 94-95, no. 113 (another cast illustrated, pp. 94-95).