Lot 7065: Mini David Puzzle Sculpture MIGUEL BERROCAL Original Signed Numbered Ltd Ed Metal Nickel Aluminum Resin Spanish Verona Abstract Erotic Art Object
November 27, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Details: This distinctive nickel-plated aluminum and brass puzzle sculpture by the renowned Spanish artist Miguel Berrocal is titled "Mini David" and dates from 1971.
Measuring approx. 5" in height including the base, the piece is stamped "Berrocal" and numbered 408 out of an edition of 9500.
Miguel Ortiz Berrocal (1933-2006) was an award-winning Spanish figurative and abstract sculptor. He is best known for his puzzle sculptures, which can be disassembled into many abstract pieces. These works are also known for the miniature artworks and jewelry incorporated into or concealed within them, and the fact that some of the sculptures can be reassembled or reconfigured into different arrangements. Berrocal's sculptures span a wide range of physical sizes from monumental outdoor public works, to intricate puzzle sculptures small enough to be worn as pendants, bracelets, or other body ornamentation. From 1967 to 2004, Berrocal worked in Verona, Italy, and in nearby Negrar, where he worked closely with sculptural foundries to produce his art. His work was exhibited widely throughout Europe and also in North and South America and Japan. In 2004 he returned to his birthplace in Spain, remaining artistically active until his sudden death in 2006. The Fundacin Escultor Berrocal (Berrocal Sculpture Foundation) continues to preserve and promote his artwork and legacy, from its headquarters in his hometown of Villanueva de Algaigas in Spain.
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Condition / Notes: This piece shows nicely with some minor patina and surface wear.
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