BUT MOCHTAR (Indonesia 1930-1993)
BUT MOCHTAR (Indonesia 1930-1993)

Mother and son

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BUT MOCHTAR (Indonesia 1930-1993)
Mother and son
bronze with dark brown patina
64 in. (163 cm. high)

Lot Essay

Better known for his semi-cubist renditions, the present lot provides a rare insight to the diversity of But Mochtar's talents. The elongated sculptural work reveals an affinity with Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). However, compared to the overwhelming 'sense of compression' with most works of Giacometti, the present lot exudes a light, happy sentiment of vivacity and spontaneity. A difficult quality to attain with a bronze sculpture.

A prized property in the collection of Ambassador Josias Leco. The present lot could be seen depicted in a work of Affandi as the artist painted a corner of the residence of the collector.

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