Lot 575: Enrique Alferez (Mexican-American/New Orleans)
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Enrique Alferez (Mexican-American/New Orleans, 1901-1999), "Repose", patinated bronze, brown and verdigris patina, h. 30 in., w. 24 in., d. 27 in. Provenance: Private Collection, New York. NOTE: This elegant and sensitive sculpture by Enrique Alferez is stunning for it’s grace and beauty. Aptly titled Repose, the serene nude sits with her legs bent in a seemingly meditative state. Another version of this sculpture is installed at the Helis Foundation Enrique Alferez Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. As exemplified by this bronze, Alferez was a master of rendering the female physique.