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Francisco Barón: Sr Colón algo huele mal

Francisco Barón (Madrid 1932 - 2006)

Sr Colón algo huele mal

Lot-No. 702 | Starting Bid: 1.500,00 €

Bronze, green patinated, on wooden base. From the series of Columbus heads. Hinged, multi-part head, the interior consisting of mythical animals and figures. Base inscribed 'SR COLÓN ALGO HUELE MAL', sign. 'Barón', num. copy '99/1492' (the numbering probably alluding to the discovery of America). Head: h. 28 cm, base: h. 7 cm. - Provenance: Formerly collection Fritz van Ankum/Imme Reich-van Ankum, owner of Galería Arabal, Alicante. - Spanish sculptor, studied from 1949-1954 at the Art Academy San Fernando in Madrid, fellow in London, Yale and Rhode Island, since 1960 numerous exh. and honors, from the 70s we know especially the multiple mobile and variable sculptures of metal and wood. Lit.: Saur AKL 7, p. 123f; Maria Teresa Ortega Coca: Francisco Baron, 1989.

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