Francisco Zúñiga

Costa Rican, 1912–1998

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Francisco Zúñiga produced both two- and three-dimensional works in a uniquely regionalized style, combining his classical training with Aztec forms. Though he made some abstract works, Zúñiga was best known for his nude figural works; his favorite …

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US$3.7m, Sotheby's, 2006
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Mujeres con Niño en la Puerta (Brewster 37), 1977
Sold on Sep 28, 2021
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Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
59.5 x 80.3 cm
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US$765
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Sep 28, 2021
Bonhams
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1977 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, initialed in pencil, dated and numbered 23/100 (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Brewster Editions, New York, with the blindstamp of the printer, Kyron, Mexico City, the full sheet, framed. sheet 31 5/8 x 23 7/16in (80.3 x 59.5cm)
Mujeres con Niño en la Puerta (Brewster 37), 1977
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Sep 28, 2021
Bonhams
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59.5 x 80.3 cm
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Sep 28, 2021
Bonhams
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US$765
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1977 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, initialed in pencil, dated and numbered 23/100 (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Brewster Editions, New York, with the blindstamp of the printer, Kyron, Mexico City, the full sheet, framed. sheet 31 5/8 x 23 7/16in (80.3 x 59.5cm)
Juchiteca sentada, 1972
Sold on Sep 17, 2021
US$11,340
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Bronze
36.83 cm
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US$11,340
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Sep 17, 2021
Sotheby's
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Incised with the artist's signature, dated 1972 and numbered IV/VI Bronze Length: 14½ in. (36.8 cm) Executed in 1972, this work is number IV from an edition of VI.
Juchiteca sentada, 1972
Bronze
Sep 17, 2021
Sotheby's
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36.83 cm
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Sep 17, 2021
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US$11,340
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Incised with the artist's signature, dated 1972 and numbered IV/VI Bronze Length: 14½ in. (36.8 cm) Executed in 1972, this work is number IV from an edition of VI.
Dos mujeres sentadas, 1964
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US$3,150
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Work on Paper
Watercolor, charcoal and gouache on paper
65.1 x 50.2 cm
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US$3,150
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Sep 17, 2021
Sotheby's
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Signed Zúñiga and dated 1964 (lower right) Watercolor, charcoal and gouache on paper 19¾ by 25⅝ in. (50.2 by 65.1 cm) Framed: 30½ by 33 in. (77.5 by 83.8 cm)
Dos mujeres sentadas, 1964
Watercolor, charcoal and gouache on paper
Sep 17, 2021
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65.1 x 50.2 cm
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Sep 17, 2021
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US$3,150
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Signed Zúñiga and dated 1964 (lower right) Watercolor, charcoal and gouache on paper 19¾ by 25⅝ in. (50.2 by 65.1 cm) Framed: 30½ by 33 in. (77.5 by 83.8 cm)
"Cabeza de Mujer (Woman's Head)", 1962
Sold on Aug 30, 2021
US$15,300
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carved onyx
19.69 x 31.75 x 24.77 cm
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US$15,300
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Aug 30, 2021
Bonhams
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Costa Rican/Mexican, (1912-1992), "Cabeza de Mujer (Woman's Head)," 1962, carved onyx, depicting the bust of a woman. height 12 1/2in, width 7 3/4in, depth 9 3/4in
"Cabeza de Mujer (Woman's Head)", 1962
carved onyx
Aug 30, 2021
Bonhams
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19.69 x 31.75 x 24.77 cm
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Aug 30, 2021
Bonhams
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US$15,300
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Costa Rican/Mexican, (1912-1992), "Cabeza de Mujer (Woman's Head)," 1962, carved onyx, depicting the bust of a woman. height 12 1/2in, width 7 3/4in, depth 9 3/4in
Desnudo de Rosa peinándose , 1983
Sold on Jul 23, 2021
US$10,000
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bronze
36.8 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm
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US$10,000
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Jul 23, 2021
Christie's
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Francisco Zúñiga (1912-1998) Desnudo de Rosa peinándose signed, dated, and numbered 'ZUNIGA, 1983, IV/VI' (on the back of figure's head) bronze Height: 151⁄2 in. (39.4 cm.) Length: 141⁄2 (36.8 cm.) Depth: 12 in. (30.5 cm.) Executed in 1983. Edition four of six.
Desnudo de Rosa peinándose , 1983
bronze
Jul 23, 2021
Christie's
US$10,000
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36.8 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm
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Jul 23, 2021
Christie's
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US$10,000
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Francisco Zúñiga (1912-1998) Desnudo de Rosa peinándose signed, dated, and numbered 'ZUNIGA, 1983, IV/VI' (on the back of figure's head) bronze Height: 151⁄2 in. (39.4 cm.) Length: 141⁄2 (36.8 cm.) Depth: 12 in. (30.5 cm.) Executed in 1983. Edition four of six.
Maternity, 1977
Sold on Jul 23, 2021
US$8,750
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bronze
26.7 x 34.3 x 22.9 cm
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US$8,750
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Jul 23, 2021
Christie's
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Francisco Zúñiga (1912-1998) signed, dated and numbered 'ZUNIGA, 1977, IV/VI’ (near the base) bronze Height: 131⁄2 in. (34.3 cm.) Length: 101⁄2 in. (26.7 cm.) Depth: 9 in. (22.9 cm.) Executed in 1977. Edition four of six. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Maternity, 1977
bronze
Jul 23, 2021
Christie's
US$8,750
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26.7 x 34.3 x 22.9 cm
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Jul 23, 2021
Christie's
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US$8,750
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Francisco Zúñiga (1912-1998) signed, dated and numbered 'ZUNIGA, 1977, IV/VI’ (near the base) bronze Height: 131⁄2 in. (34.3 cm.) Length: 101⁄2 in. (26.7 cm.) Depth: 9 in. (22.9 cm.) Executed in 1977. Edition four of six. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Maternidad, 1973
Sold on Jun 7, 2021
US$25,200
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White onyx
37.47 cm
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US$25,200
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Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private Collection, New York Signed Zúñiga and dated 1973 (on the base) White onyx Width: 14¾ in. (37.5 cm) Executed in 1973.  We wish to thank Ariel Zúñiga for his kind assistance in confirming the authenticity of this work. This work will be included in the forthcoming re-edition of the catalogue raisonné under archive number 529A.
Maternidad, 1973
White onyx
Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
US$25,200
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37.47 cm
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Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$25,200
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Property from a Private Collection, New York Signed Zúñiga and dated 1973 (on the base) White onyx Width: 14¾ in. (37.5 cm) Executed in 1973.  We wish to thank Ariel Zúñiga for his kind assistance in confirming the authenticity of this work. This work will be included in the forthcoming re-edition of the catalogue raisonné under archive number 529A.
Madre con niño, 1960
Sold on Jun 7, 2021
US$15,120
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Bronze
45.09 cm
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US$15,120
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Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private Collection Stamped with the artist's signature Zúñiga, date 1960 and number VI (on the base) Bronze Height: 17¾ in. (45 cm) Cast in 1960 in an edition of VII.  We wish to thank Ariel Zúñiga for his kind assistance in confirming the authenticity of this work.
Madre con niño, 1960
Bronze
Jun 7, 2021
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US$15,120
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45.09 cm
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Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$15,120
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Property from a Private Collection Stamped with the artist's signature Zúñiga, date 1960 and number VI (on the base) Bronze Height: 17¾ in. (45 cm) Cast in 1960 in an edition of VII.  We wish to thank Ariel Zúñiga for his kind assistance in confirming the authenticity of this work.
Pastorcillo, 1976
Sold on May 19, 2021
US$68,750
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bronze
74.9 x 78.7 x 94.6 cm
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US$68,750
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May 19, 2021
Christie's
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Francisco Zúñiga (1912-1998) inscribed, dated, and numbered 'ESCULTOR FRANCISCO ZUÑIGA, 1976, FUNDICION MOISES DEL AGUILA, 0/IV' (on the base) bronze Height: 31 in. (78.7 cm.) Length: 29 ½ (74.9 cm.) Depth: 37 ¼ in. (94.6 cm.) Executed in 1976. Edition zero of four.
Pastorcillo, 1976
bronze
May 19, 2021
Christie's
US$68,750
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74.9 x 78.7 x 94.6 cm
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May 19, 2021
Christie's
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US$68,750
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Francisco Zúñiga (1912-1998) inscribed, dated, and numbered 'ESCULTOR FRANCISCO ZUÑIGA, 1976, FUNDICION MOISES DEL AGUILA, 0/IV' (on the base) bronze Height: 31 in. (78.7 cm.) Length: 29 ½ (74.9 cm.) Depth: 37 ¼ in. (94.6 cm.) Executed in 1976. Edition zero of four.
Desnudo de Silvia con el pelo largo, 1967
Sold on May 13, 2021
US$20,312
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bronze with brown patina
35.6 x 33.0 cm
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US$20,312
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May 13, 2021
Bonhams
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signed and dated 'Zuñiga 1967' (on the back of her left thigh) bronze with brown patina 13 x 14 in (33 x 35.6 cm) Conceived in 1967, this bronze version cast in an edition of 6
Desnudo de Silvia con el pelo largo, 1967
bronze with brown patina
May 13, 2021
Bonhams
US$20,312
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35.6 x 33.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
Bonhams
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US$20,312
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signed and dated 'Zuñiga 1967' (on the back of her left thigh) bronze with brown patina 13 x 14 in (33 x 35.6 cm) Conceived in 1967, this bronze version cast in an edition of 6