(Argentinean, b. 1932)
    Hostages Terrain, 1972
    Mixed media on canvas
    31-1/2 x 31-1/2 inches (80.0 x 80.0 cm)
    Signed and dated verso: J. Robirosa -- 72

    One of Argentina's most famous and beloved female painters, Josefina Robirosa was born in Buenos Aires and studied with the abstractionist Hector Basaldva from 1950 to 1953. Her early work, revealing her skill as a draftsman, consisted of intersecting lines and planes. Robirosa was affiliated with the Boa magazine circle of artists in Buenos Aires, which practiced Art informel, characterized by strong graphic design. The Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires awarded her the Ver y Estimar prize from Van Riel in 1960 and in 1961. Robirosa's works are featured in collections in Argentina, Holland, and Spain.

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    Overall very good condition:  minor craquelure in upper left and lower right quadrants; slight areas of abrasion on and beneath right figure.

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