17 November 2016
Baltasar Lobo (1910-1993)
Moment de bonheur
signed and numbered 'Lobo 6/8' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark and stamped 'Susse Frères Paris RESYGRAM' (on the back of the base)
bronze with green and dark brown patina
Height: 26 in. (68 cm.)
Length: 27 ½ in. (70 cm.)
Conceived in 1990; this bronze version cast in 1992
Galería Freites, Caracas.
Acquired from the above by the present owners, September 1993.
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Galería Freites will include this work in their forthcoming Baltasar Lobo catalogue raisonné under the archive number 9002.
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