Jesús Rafael Soto (Venezuelan, 1923-2005)
Petit Carré Rouge, 1965
Signed and dated "SOTO/1965" on the reverse, identified and inscribed ".../Paris
1965" on an unattributed label affixed to the reverse.
Oil, metal, and wood, 18 5/16 x 13 3/16 x 4 3/4 in. (46.5 x 33.5 x 12.0 cm), unframed.
Condition: Losses and abrasions to the fine, vertical white lines, subtle area of abrasion measuring 1/8 x 1/8 in. to solid black rectangle at center, scattered very minor pinpoint-sized paint losses to black rectangle, scattered very subtle finger smudges.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, Contemporary, Part 2, June 23, 2005, Lot 153.
Two small stickers. one with the Sotheby's London lot number, 153, the other inscribed "Sale/L05023" affixed to the reverse. Hanging mechanisim affixed to the reverse.
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