20 - 21 November 2012
Jesús Rafael Soto (Venezuelan 1923-2005)
Ocres con negro
signed, dated and titled 'Soto, 1970, OCRES CON NEGRO' (on the verso)
painted wood and metal relief
38 x 38 x 6¼ in. (97 x 97 x 15.8 cm.)
Executed in 1970.
Catani-Tananbaum Gallery, New York.
Anon. sale, Finarte, Milan, 13 June 1978, lot 201.
Galleria La Bertesca, Genoa, Italy.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 8 November 1979, lot 874 (illustrated).
Private collection, New York.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 23 May 2006, lot 60 (illustrated in color).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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G.-G. Lemaire, Soto, Éditions de la Différence, Paris, 1997, p. 120 (illustrated in color).
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