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Yunque de Sueños IV (Anvil of Dreams IV)

Yunque de Sueños IV (Anvil of Dreams IV)
incised with the artist’s monogram and numbered ‘1/3’ (on the bronze element)
bronze on wooden base
19 5/8 x 4¾ x 5 7/8in. (50 x 12 x 15cm.)
Executed in 1958, this work is number one from an edition of three

Gift from the artist to the previous owner.
Thence by descent to the present owner.

P. Volboudt, Chillida, Barcelona 1967, no. 28 (another example, p. 57).
C. Esteban, Chillida, Paris 1971, p. 202, no. 30 (another example illustrated, p. 87).
O. Paz, E. Chillida and G. Michelin, Chillida, Paris 1979, no. 59 (another example illustrated, p. 157).
I. Chillida and A. Cobo, Eduardo Chillida (1948-1973): catálogo razonado de escultura, Donostia-San Sebastian 2014, p. 348 (another example illustrated in colour, p. 130).
Paris, Galerie Maeght, Chillida. Sculptures récentes, 1961 (another example exhibited).
Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Eduardo Chillida, 1962 (another example exhibited).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Collectie Bo Boustedt, 1964 (another example exhibited).
Lübeck, Dommuseum, Moderne Skulptur Bo Boustedts Sammlung, 1964 (another example exhibited).
Duisburg, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Chillida, 1966 (another example exhibited).
Saint-Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght, Eduardo Chillida, 2011 (another example exhibited, p. 73).
Munster, Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso, Eduardo Chillida, 2012, no. 22 (another example exhibited, p. 36).

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Lot Essay

'They are attempts to define space. They are called anvils but, though made of [bronze], they dissolve like dreams: they are pure space, bodiless and nameless’ (O. Paz, quoted in ‘Chillida: From Iron to Light’, Chillida, exh. cat., Carnegie Institute of Art, Pittsburgh, 1979-1980, p. 17).

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