15 November 2012
Alfonso Ossorio (1901-1985)
signed, titled and dated '"PROTOTEM" OSSORIO 1960' (on the reverse)
oil, sand, metal, wood, bone, shell, glass and mirror shards on masonite
96 x 24 in. (243.8 x 60.9 cm.)
Executed in 1960.
Acquired from the artist by the present owner
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B. H. Friedman, Alfonso Ossorio, New York, nos. 43 and 111 (illustrated, detail illustrated in color).
New York, Betty Parsons Gallery, February-March 1961.
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