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    Pablo Serrano Aguilar (Spanish, 1908-1985)

    Head with Hand
    1967
    Bronze
    Signed on the verso Serrano 1967
    15 x 10 x 9 inches (38.1 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm)

    Pablo Serrano was an innovative sculptor, abstract in style, and a progressive artist who was a pioneer in modern sculpting. Born in 1908 in Crevillen, Spain, he attended the School of Fine Art of San Jorge at Barcelona. After emigrating to South America, he lived and worked in Argentina and Uruguay where he pioneered abstract art and sculpted some his most noted works, which ultimately earned him a gold medal at the Biennial of Montevideo in 1955 before returning to Spain to complete works such as Head In Hand, meeting with much success and honors.

    Head In Hand
    is a ground-breaking, 15 inch bronze sculpture cast in 1967 at the peak of Serrano's career and after his work had been exhibited in New York and Toronto. Mounted on an oval marble base, the abstract head of a man is hinged and opens to reveal a highly polished brass hand. Partly as a result of this and other important modern sculptures, and for his contributions to the movement, Serrano was ultimately named Cavalier of Arts and Letters by the French government and awarded the gold medal by the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando. He died in 1985, leaving over 400 works in his home country for installation in the Pablo Serrano Museum at Saragossa, Spain.

    Provenance:
    Galeria Juana Mordo, Madrid (1972)



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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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