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Eduardo Chillida, ‘Untitled’, 1978, Christie's
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Untitled, 1978

Woodcut on Barker wove paper
23 3/5 × 22 3/5 in
60 × 57.5 cm
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Signed, dated SAN SEBASTIAN 22-2-78, inscribed !AURRERA! and annotated with instructions to the …

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Eduardo Chillida
Spanish, 1924–2002
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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.”

Eduardo Chillida, ‘Untitled’, 1978, Christie's
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Signed, dated SAN SEBASTIAN 22-2-78, inscribed !AURRERA! and annotated with instructions to the printer in pencil, a bon à tirer impression printed by Editorial Gustavo Gili in 1978, before the edition of fifty published by Galerie Calart Actual, Geneva, 1983, the print cut out and collaged onto a support sheet; with …

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Eduardo Chillida
Spanish, 1924–2002
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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.”

Untitled, 1978

Woodcut on Barker wove paper
23 3/5 × 22 3/5 in
60 × 57.5 cm
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