Antonio Saura

Spanish, 1930–1998

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An outspoken critic of Franco’s dictatorship, Spanish painter Antonio Saura is best known for his gestural, calligraphic paintings that pay homage to Spain’s cultural heritage. His paintings often employ the dark color palette of some of the …

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£535.2k, Christie's, 2007
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Infanta, 1962
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
€233,100
US$284,607
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Painting
oil on canvas
130.0 x 162.5 cm
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€233,100
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
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Global Abstractions: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection huile sur toile 162,5 x 130 cm; 64 x 51¼in. Exécuté en 1962. © Succession / www.antoniosaura.org/ A+V Agencia de Creadores Visuales 2021
Infanta, 1962
oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
€233,100
US$284,607
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130.0 x 162.5 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
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€233,100
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Global Abstractions: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection huile sur toile 162,5 x 130 cm; 64 x 51¼in. Exécuté en 1962. © Succession / www.antoniosaura.org/ A+V Agencia de Creadores Visuales 2021
The Odor of Holiness (continued), 1975
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
€1,300
US$1,590
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4 etchings in black China applied on Augoumois Vellum from the Moulin de Larroque, 4 etching in black
25.91 x 34.8 cm
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€1,300
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Jun 1, 2021
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4 etchings in black China applied on Augoumois Vellum from the Moulin de Larroque Signed artist proofs (18 numbered proofs) 35.4 x 26.2 cm one Cramer 197, 199, 204 and 207 4 etching in black; signed artist's proof 13.7 x 10.2 in. (Each) Sold € 1,300 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
The Odor of Holiness (continued), 1975
4 etchings in black China applied on Augoumois Vellum from the Moulin de Larroque, 4 etching in black
Jun 1, 2021
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€1,300
US$1,590
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25.91 x 34.8 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
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€1,300
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4 etchings in black China applied on Augoumois Vellum from the Moulin de Larroque Signed artist proofs (18 numbered proofs) 35.4 x 26.2 cm one Cramer 197, 199, 204 and 207 4 etching in black; signed artist's proof 13.7 x 10.2 in. (Each) Sold € 1,300 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Teja (Tile), 1958
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
£150,000
US$205,333
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oil on canvas
129.54 x 161.93 cm
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£150,000
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Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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ANTONIO SAURA (1930-1998) signed and dated 'SAURA 58' (lower left); signed, titled and dated 'SAURA 1958 TEJA' (on the stretcher and on the reverse) oil on canvas 63 ¾ x 51 1/8in. (162 x 130cm.) Painted in 1958
Teja (Tile), 1958
oil on canvas
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
£150,000
US$205,333
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129.54 x 161.93 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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£150,000
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ANTONIO SAURA (1930-1998) signed and dated 'SAURA 58' (lower left); signed, titled and dated 'SAURA 1958 TEJA' (on the stretcher and on the reverse) oil on canvas 63 ¾ x 51 1/8in. (162 x 130cm.) Painted in 1958
Crucifixion Rouge (Red Crucifixion), 1962
Sold on Mar 23, 2021
£237,500
US$329,163
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oil on canvas
160.02 x 131.13 cm
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£237,500
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Mar 23, 2021
Christie's
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ANTONIO SAURA (1930-1998) signed and dated ‘SAURA / 62’ (upper right) oil on canvas 51 5/8 x 63 ¾in. (131 x 162cm.) Painted in 1962
Crucifixion Rouge (Red Crucifixion), 1962
oil on canvas
Mar 23, 2021
Christie's
£237,500
US$329,163
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160.02 x 131.13 cm
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Mar 23, 2021
Christie's
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£237,500
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ANTONIO SAURA (1930-1998) signed and dated ‘SAURA / 62’ (upper right) oil on canvas 51 5/8 x 63 ¾in. (131 x 162cm.) Painted in 1962
Cantamina, 1930-1998
Sold on Dec 5, 2020
€175,000
US$212,851
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oil on canvas
130 x 97 cm
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€175,000
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
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Antonio Saura (1930-1998) Cantamina signé et daté ‘Saura 63’ (en bas à droite); signé, titré et daté '"CANTAMINA" SAURA 63' (sur le châssis) huile sur toile 130 x 97 cm.  Peint en 1963. signed and dated 'Saura 63' (lower right); signed, titled and dated '"CANTAMINA" SAURA 63' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 51 1/8 x 38 ¼ in. Painted in 1963.
Cantamina, 1930-1998
oil on canvas
Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
€175,000
US$212,851
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130 x 97 cm
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
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€175,000
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Antonio Saura (1930-1998) Cantamina signé et daté ‘Saura 63’ (en bas à droite); signé, titré et daté '"CANTAMINA" SAURA 63' (sur le châssis) huile sur toile 130 x 97 cm.  Peint en 1963. signed and dated 'Saura 63' (lower right); signed, titled and dated '"CANTAMINA" SAURA 63' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 51 1/8 x 38 ¼ in. Painted in 1963.
Sera, 1930-1998
Sold on Jul 10, 2020
£299,250
US$376,157
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Painting
oil on canvas
163 x 130 cm
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£299,250
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Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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Antonio Saura (1930-1998) Sera signed and dated 'SAURA 61' (upper left); titled 'SERA' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 61 1/8 x 51 1/8 in. (163 x 130 cm.) Painted in 1961.
Sera, 1930-1998
oil on canvas
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
£299,250
US$376,157
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163 x 130 cm
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Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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£299,250
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Antonio Saura (1930-1998) Sera signed and dated 'SAURA 61' (upper left); titled 'SERA' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 61 1/8 x 51 1/8 in. (163 x 130 cm.) Painted in 1961.
PORTRAIT DE MARCEL DUCHAMP, 1960
Sold on Jun 24, 2020
€65,000
US$73,532
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Painting
oil on canvas
73.0 x 60.0 cm
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€65,000
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Jun 24, 2020
Sotheby's
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PORTRAIT DE MARCEL DUCHAMP, 1960
oil on canvas
Jun 24, 2020
Sotheby's
€65,000
US$73,532
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73.0 x 60.0 cm
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Jun 24, 2020
Sotheby's
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€65,000
THE FOREIGNER, 1989
Sold on Mar 11, 2020
€7,800
US$8,825
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Work on Paper
Mixed media on paper
17.5 x 22.0 cm
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€7,800
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Mar 11, 2020
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THE FOREIGNER, 1989
Mixed media on paper
Mar 11, 2020
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€7,800
US$8,825
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17.5 x 22.0 cm
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Mar 11, 2020
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€7,800
EL FANTASMA, EL CONVENTO DE SATURNO, 1957
Sold on Feb 12, 2020
£12,500
US$16,198
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Work on Paper
ink on paper
50.0 x 70.0 cm
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£12,500
Auction Sale
Feb 12, 2020
Sotheby's
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EL FANTASMA, EL CONVENTO DE SATURNO, 1957
ink on paper
Feb 12, 2020
Sotheby's
£12,500
US$16,198
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50.0 x 70.0 cm
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Feb 12, 2020
Sotheby's
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£12,500
EL PERRO DE GOYA, 1984
Sold on Feb 12, 2020
£112,500
US$145,782
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Painting
oil on canvas
130.0 x 162.0 cm
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£112,500
Auction Sale
Feb 12, 2020
Sotheby's
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EL PERRO DE GOYA, 1984
oil on canvas
Feb 12, 2020
Sotheby's
£112,500
US$145,782
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Painting
130.0 x 162.0 cm
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Feb 12, 2020
Sotheby's
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£112,500