Manuel Carbonell pygmalion and galatea original statue Cuba - $1 (Berkeley heights nj)
condition: good make / manufacturer: Austin Productions
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This stunning sculpture was designed by Latin American master artist Manuel Carbonell who is regarded as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.
"Pygmalion and Galatea" was created by Carbonell for Austin Productions and was only produced in 1963 as a limited run during the height of Carbonell's career.
It is molded from hydro-cal, a hard plaster, with a metallic silver finish.
every auction house estimates these at $1000 - $1500 with medial selling price at around $1250. in less than pristine condition these sell for $500-$900
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Makes a beautiful collectors piece for Modern Art, Art Deco, Nude Art lovers
Manuel Carbonell Sculpture Pygmalion and Galatea Signed Vintage 1963
By Austin Productions Inc 1963
Signed Carbonell on back of sculpture.
in great overall condition, Glazed ceramic, few chips and paint scuffs, consistent with age - it was proudly displayed by my parents since they acquired it as their wedding gift in 1963.
Manuel Carbonell Pygmalion and Galatea Sculpture -
Born in Cuba in 1918, Carbonell studied at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" in Havana, Cuba with equally esteemed contemporaries, Wifredo Lam and Agustin Cargenas.
His talents led him to become a celebrity in his native Cuba.
However, Carbonell was exiled to the U.S. following Castro's rise.
Here Carbonell's notoriety really took flight.
Ultimately he was featured in several one man shows at the much famed Schoneman Galleries, MoMa, Galeria Internacional (Venezuela), Randall Galleries, among several others.
Other notable works include the "Bicentennial Eagle" presented at the White House and now on display at The Gerald R. Ford, Presidential Museum.
Miami is home to one of Carbonell's most public works, "The Pillar of History" on the Brickell Avenue Bridge .
Since his passing in 2011, interest in his work has sky rocketed.
Truly a rare and beautiful piece for any collector of Cuban or Modern art. The sculpture measures 29.5 inches high and 13 inches wide and weighs 26 pounds. Would be a gorgeous display piece on a pedestal, in a library,in an office, for a wedding, etc.
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