Baltasar Lobo, ‘Brise, 2e état’, 1978, Connaught Brown

Cast at Susse Fondeur, Paris in an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs
16 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 5/8 in, 41 x 9.8 x 9.2 cm

Signature: Signed and numbered 'Lobo 4/8'; stamped with foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur, Paris'

Image rights: Connaught Brown, London

Manufacturer: Susse Fondeur, Paris

Zurich, Galerie Nathan, Baltasar Lobo, Marmor Bronzen Zeichnungen, 30 October 1979 - 29 January 1980, no.46 (another cast exhibited)

This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné of sculptures by Baltasar Lobo currently being prepared by Galería Freites under archive no.7808 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Alejandro Freites and dated 18 April 2018. A copy of this certificate of authenticity is recorded in the files of Galería Freites under no.18.139

J.-E. Muller & V. Bollmann-Müller, Lobo, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, La Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris, 1985, illus. no.467

Roger and Bella Belbéoch, Paris (thence by descent)

About Baltasar Lobo

A contemporary of Jean Arp and Constantin Brancusi, Baltasar Lobo innovated a pared-down approach to the human form, and his work demonstrates a particular affinity for the female nude and mother and child figures. Lobo moved to Paris from Spain after the Spanish Civil War. In Paris, he befriended artists such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró who inspired his departure from naturalism and classical representation, and motivated his efforts to reduce sculpture to its most basic forms. Best-known for his marble and bronze work, Lobo created sleek and glossy surfaces that also appear in his ink and watercolor works.

Spanish, 1910-1993, Cerecinos de Campos, Spain, based in Paris, France