Eduardo Chillida, ‘Aldikatu (variant)’, 1972, Christie's

Watermark La Cometa, signed, dated 8-3-72 and inscribed AURERRA in pencil, a very rare impression of this unpublished plate (there was no edition), the full sheet, with deckle edges above and below, pale toning in the margins, otherwise in good condition, framed.
Plate 475 x 600 mm., Sheet 1010 x 760 mm.

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Not in Koelen.

Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona.

About Eduardo Chillida

One of Spain’s most celebrated sculptors, Eduardo Chillida achieved international recognition with works exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1958. Chillida forged monumental abstract forms in iron and granite, often for public spaces, as well as producing a body of etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts. His sculptures are distinguished by their geometric and curvilinear forms, as well as their combined qualities of movement and tension. Chillida is known to have had a craftsman’s intimacy with his material, often playing a hands-on role in the production of his works; with a team of blacksmiths, the artist would usually coat his metal with an alloy to create rust as it oxidized. Chillida, who expressed an affinity with the philosopher Martin Heidegger’s interest in humanity’s relationship to space, once said, “My whole work is a journey of discovery in space.”

Spanish, 1924-2002, San Sebastian, Spain

Solo Shows

New York,
Eduardo Chillida

Group Shows

Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, 
Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany,
Planet Water

Fair History on Artsy

Hauser & Wirth at Frieze New York 2018
Hauser & Wirth at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018
View Artist's CV