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Lot 12

Antonio Segui,"Ciegos en el jardin"

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

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Antonio Segui (Argentine, b. 1934) Ciegos en el jardin, 1980 Oil pastel and charcoal on canvas 36 1/5 in × 25 3/5 in (92 cm × 65 cm) Signed dated -80 lower left Antonio Segui, today known as a master painter and printmaker, had to be convinced by Ernesto Farina to abandon his career in law for one in the arts. Though he began working in conceptual and expressionist veins, Segui eventually turned towards Art Informel. Influenced by Fernand Leger and Diego Rivera, Segui began to use his artwork as social criticism and satire. He became best known for his images of cities and their inhabitants, rendered in a flat style. Segui’s paintings often feature a recurring character —an urban passerby in an overcoat and hat—meant to represent the anonymous everyman, though many have suggested it may be a loose self-portrait. His compositions are sometimes layered with many overlapping figures and buildings, such that patterns emerge from the compositional chaos. Provenance: Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA LATIN AMERICAN ART, 24 nov 1998, Illustrated on page 159 of the catalog Sotheby's New York, NY, United States/// Watch video of lot: https://vimeo.com/656767322 Ships from Los Angeles, California.

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