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Lutetia is a direct provenance from Soto's Atelier in Paris. The maquette Esfera Lutetia was created in 1996. The Lutetia was a maquette for the monumental piece of Soto in Caracas.

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Stamped by artist's estate, Signed and numbered on the base

Noted as a defining figure of both the Op Art movement and Kinetic Sculpture, Jesus Rafael Soto employed industrial and synthetic materials such as nylon and steel to produce his trademark sculptural reliefs. Soto’s work dealt with pure abstraction, color theory, and the dynamic between background and foreground, as seen in works such as Vibration Blanc et Jaune (paint on wood and metal, 1959), in which the artist stimulates optical effects through the manipulation of color relationships, combining hurried black lines with interruptions of yellow and white. In the 1950s and ‘60s, Soto collaborated with Group Zero artists, including Otto Piene, Heinz Mack, Gunther Uecker, Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Jean Tinguely, who stressed unity on an intellectual and creative level. Soto was also influenced by- and influential to the Russian Constructivists and artist contemporaries such as Piet Mondrian.

High auction record
$1.1m, Sotheby's, 2012
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Carrément SotoGalerie Denise René
2019
Soto. The Fourth dimensionGuggenheim Museum Bilbao
2013
In Motion | Em MovimentoGaleria Raquel Arnaud
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Maqette de la Sphere Lutetia, 1995-2014

Painted aluminum and Plexiglas
21 7/10 × 17 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
55 × 45 × 60 cm
Edition 68/100
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Location
Paris, Beirut, PARIS
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Lutetia is a direct provenance from Soto's Atelier in Paris. The maquette Esfera Lutetia was …

Medium
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Signed and numbered on the base

Noted as a defining figure of both the Op Art movement and Kinetic Sculpture, Jesus Rafael Soto employed industrial and synthetic materials such as nylon and steel to produce his trademark sculptural reliefs. Soto’s work dealt with pure abstraction, color theory, and the dynamic between background and foreground, as seen in works such as Vibration Blanc et Jaune (paint on wood and metal, 1959), in which the artist stimulates optical effects through the manipulation of color relationships, combining hurried black lines with interruptions of yellow and white. In the 1950s and ‘60s, Soto collaborated with Group Zero artists, including Otto Piene, Heinz Mack, Gunther Uecker, Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Jean Tinguely, who stressed unity on an intellectual and creative level. Soto was also influenced by- and influential to the Russian Constructivists and artist contemporaries such as Piet Mondrian.

High auction record
$1.1m, Sotheby's, 2012
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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