Lot 55: José Vela Zanetti, Three Heads, Oil on Wood, 1960
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Oil on wood
José Vela Zanetti (1913-1999) – Spanish painter and muralist
Signed lower right ‘Vela Zanetti’
Dimensions: 21 5/8 x 27 ½ in. (54.9 x 69.9 cm)
Frame dimensions: 32 x 37 ¾ in. (81.3 x 96 cm)
Very good condition
José Vela Zanetti (Spanish, 1913-1999)
Renowned Spanish muralist José Vela Zanetti is celebrated for his murals depicting the repercussions of the Spanish Civil War. Over the course of his career, he received over 100 commission for wall paintings, including completing a mural for the United Nations headquarters in New York. In 1951, Vela Zanetti was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Hispanic artists. In 1997, the Vela Zanetti Foundation opened in Leon, exhibiting 50 of his paintings and a mural.
In overall good condition. Specks of paint loss.
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