Richard MacDonald “Reclining Nude” female bronze

Richard MacDonald (American, b. 1946)

“Reclining Nude” (1997)

bronze edition, #43/150,

Dims: 24” x 12” x  8.5”.

Provenance: Purchased from Collection Privee, Hyde Park Tampa (2002).

Like-new condition with original certification of authenticity from the Richard MacDonald Studios.

PRICE: SOLD

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Reed V. Horth
ROBIN RILE FINE ART
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Richard MacDonald Male Figure: Transcendence: Sasha II

Richard MacDonald (American, b. 1946)
Transcendence: Sasha II
Bronze Edition of 75
54” x 19” x 14” (137cm x 48cm x 36cm)
Appraised Price: $88,000.
PRICE: on request to reed@robinrile.com
One of MacDonald’s most unusual and enigmatic compositions, this work has tended to sell through, and ascend in price every 3 months since issue. At this rate, we have watched the edition sell out in only a few short years. Presently, this work is available at a fantastic savings versus current appraisal value of $88,000.

CONTACT:

Reed V. Horth
ROBIN RILE FINE ART
Miami, FL USA
www.robinrile.com
reed@robinrile.com
PH: (813) 340-9629
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Salvador Dali “Sewing machine with umbrella in surrealistic landscape, 1941

Published the Sunday, December 09, 2012

http://www.lunion.presse.fr/article/autres-actus/1841200-euros-pour-la-machine-a-coudre

Whereas the Pompidou Center presentation Salvador Dali, the house Artcurial has put up for auction this Tuesday, December 4 in Paris, two works of the Spanish artist. The two works are from a private collection. It is a bronze bust painted, the woman-bread, and a table made for a film project of Fritz Lang, the sewing machine.
The woman-bread, a bronze bust painted, achieved 1933 and edited in 1977, was estimated at between 450,000 and 600,000 euros. It is part of the eight copies of which one is exposed in the context of the major retrospective devoted to the painter at the Pompidou Center until March 25. The bust has not found purchaser on Tuesday evening.
Sewing Machine with umbrellas in a surreal landscape (oil and gouache) is date of 1941. The implementation was estimated between 1.6 million and two million euros. Salvador Dali has painted this table in the United States for the film “The barge of love” (Moontide, 1942) by Fritz Lang. Due to a conflict between the Fox and Fritz Lang, the director was replaced by Archie Mayo and the drawings of Dali were ultimately not used. The painter will resume his creations for the cinema in 1945 with “The House of Dr. Edwards” (Spellbound), Alfred Hitchcock, with Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman. Dali has also worked with Walt Disney for the animated film “Fantasia” (1940).  This composition of Salvador Dali was unprecedented in public sale. She had been acquired directly from the artist by its owner and presented only once to the public at a retrospective exhibition in Shanghai. One of the paradoxes and not the least among Salvador Dali, has been that it has achieved its greatest masterpieces on panels of small sizes: The persistence of the memory of 1931, does that 24 X 33 cm The Portrait of Paul Eluard of 1929, 33 x 25 cm, awarded in 2011 nearly 16,500,000 euros on the international market or well yet the spectre of Vermeer of Delft from 1934, 22 x 17 cm, awarded nearly 1,900,000 euros in 2007 and many others, Dali has su express with a thoroughness unmatched, the power of its visions on panels of modest size like the master of the gothic painting and of the Renaissance. The sewing machine, by all its qualities, both pictorial and intellectual, is part of this set of masterpieces. This gem has found buyers for the sum of 1,841,200 euros.

“Infants of the Same Species”: Washington National Cathedral and Frederick E. Hart

By Reed V. Horth, for CBPMag.com and Robin Rile Fine Art

 

Michelangelo was 24 years old when he completed his “Pietà” in 1499. Oh, if only I were so accomplished by the same age.

Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) installed his most perfect sculpture within the Vatican walls in the dead of night, helped by laborers who refused payment as they felt blessed to place such a masterpiece. Unsigned, Michelangelo later snuck back into the Vatican one evening, chiseling his signature on Mary’s sash after horrifyingly overhearing visitors remark that his “Pieta” was the work of Cristoforo “The Hunchback” Solari.

Uncouth and brash, Michelangelo was the epitome of the Gifted Deviant.

 

For 12 years, I worked in galleries featuring a modern day sculptor whose work garners comparisons (rightly or wrongly) to those of Michelangelo. The artist is named Frederick Elliot Hart (1943-1999). In developing my sales presentation, I discovered that when I mentioned the artist’s monuments, my audience had a hidden familiarity with the artist. The “Three Soldiers” at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC was the easiest image to conjure for most of our visitors. This familiarity allowed me to segue into a presentation about the artist which hopefully, would inspire them to own one of his works. The sculpture people were most impressed with during my presentation was the full-sized clay modele for Hart’s “Ex Nihilo” for Washington National Cathedral. The swirling mass of 4 male figures and 4 female figures stopped people in their tracks. If that did not inspire respect, nothing would. Hart was ahead of his time, brash, confident and a rebel in his own right.

In some respects, Hart could be considered an “infant of the same species” as Michelangelo.

 

17 years after my initial introduction to the work of Hart, I finally visited Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC on a pilgrimage to see the subject of so many presentations, speeches, articles and emails, “Ex Nihilo”. As I slid off the bus which took me the short distance from the Red Line Metro station at Tenleytown, twin cathedral spires dawned from behind a tremendous oak tree. The world’s 6th largest cathedral was coming into view in the dewy morning light. As I approached a powerfully-built, but still spritely, docent ushered a group of 7th graders to the West façade. As he began speaking about the cathedral he mentioned Frederick Hart, so I sat down to have a listen. Despite that fact that I  have lectured and written on the subject of Hart for nearly 20 years, there is always something to learn. The docent, who I would come to know later as Andy Bittner, spoke of Hart by the name his friends called him… “Rick”.

Rick, a troubled teen from Atlanta was kicked out of school at 13 but still was able to matriculate to University of South Carolina to continue his studies. When he later marched for civil rights, the Ku Klux Klan took a contract on his life, so he fled to Washington DC, finding a home as the “Mayor of DuPont Circle” due to his ebullient personality and effusive wit. Hearing about Washington National Cathedral and having a burgeoning talent for meeting girls using his skills as a sculptor, he found his way to the same Tenleytown stop I did.

 

(LEFT) Marble statue of George Washington by Lee Lawrie at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

The plan for the Cathedral was originally proposed by George Washington himself on 4 January, 1792, in The Gazette of the United States, Philadelphia. “A church intended for national purposes,” he wrote, “assigned to the special use of no particular sect or denomination, but equally open to all”. While the plans languished until 1891, they were re-purposed and a site was chosen on Reno Hill overlooking the city of Washington. Ground broke in 1907 during a ceremony presided over by President Theodore Roosevelt. The cathedral was metaphorically an “Infant of the same species” compared to the Gothic Cathedrals of Europe which inspired its architecture, theme and detailing. Hart felt an overwhelming sense of spirituality when he walked through the doors for the first time. After a long and deliberate study, he converted to Catholicism shortly thereafter (despite the fact that the Cathedral is Episcopal) . As Tom Wolf described in his posthumous biography of Hart, “The hot-blooded boy’s passion, as Hart developed his vision of the Creation, could not be consummated by Woman alone. He fell in love with God. For Hart, the process began with his at first purely pragmatic research into the biblical story of the Creation in the Book of Genesis. He had been baptized in the Presbyterian Church, and he was working for the Episcopal Church at the Washington National Cathedral. But by the 1970′s, neither of these proper, old-line, in-town Protestant faiths offered the strong wine a boy who was in love with God was looking for. He became a Roman Catholic and began to regard his talent as a charisma, a gift from God. He dedicated his work to the idealization of possibilities God offered man“. (The Artist the Art World Couldn’t See, by Tom Wolfe, New York Times Magazine, January 2, 2000)

 

 

(L to R) Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral (1211-1275) Reims, France Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral (1163-1345) Paris, France Washington National Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) (1907-1990) Washington DC USA

 

Throughout the 1970’s, Hart labored under the tutelage of the Italian stone-cutting masters Roger Morigi (1908-1995) and the jovial Vincent Palumbo (1936-2000) in the lost style of the ancient stone carvers. (The book “The Stone Carvers” by Marjorie Hunt and corresponding Academy Award-winning documentary highlight their work and enigmatic personalities) A quick glance at most modern buildings will reveal the lack of ornamentation which was hallmark of architecture throughout history and moving into the Beaux-Arts styles of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Since that time, stone has been used less and less in favor of steel, glass and modern materials, thereby decreasing the demand for stone carvers of Hart’s ilk. However, under the tutelage of Morigi and Palumbo, Hart learned of the competition to design the tympanum above the main doors of the Cathedral’s West façade. Hart chose the theme of creation, but not with the same sensitivity of subject as Michelangelo applied in his “God Creating Adam” in the Sistine Chapel. Instead, Hart drew inspiration from the writings of Jesuit philosopher and theologian Pierre Theilhard de Chardin who, in his treatise “The Divine Milieu” posited that “Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire….[and] Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come into being.” Hart’s original maquette called upon several elements in the natural world, fire, rain, stone, wind to create his Adam and his Eve “Ex Nihilo” (Out of Nothing).

 

Birth is a painful process. A fitful sleep, only to reawaken for another moment of creation… Dawn. Hart’s Adam and Eve struggle and writhe in a pullulating morass of tarry elements Hart described as a “primordial cloud”. Though their bodies are partially articulated and powerful, their essence is still formative. Silently, they grasp at dawn through the chaos for formation. Perhaps this is Hart’s allegory for all life.

Hart’s work, bears a spiritual, if not thematic kinship to French master Auguste Rodin’s most important creation, La Porte de l’Enfer (The Gates of Hell). This is due in part to the fact that both were sculpted in high relief contraposto and consisted of restrained forms in varying forms of activity through a quagmire from which they cannot escape. However, where Rodin’s figures are tortured without hope, Hart’s anguished Adam and Eve seem uplifted and confident. The unified whole, carved by Morigi and Palumbo from Indiana limestone using techniques and division of labor derived from the stone carvers of old, allowed Hart to birth his own renaissance of sorts. His sculpting, combined with the tutelage and expertise of his mentors, made the lost art of stone carving interesting again. Not unlike his sculptural antecedents Michelangelo and Rodin. Hart again proves himself to be an “infant of the same species”.

 

(LEFT) August Rodin (French, 1840-1917) “Adam” (1880-1881), shown in bronze. Portion of composition “La Porte de l'Enfer (The Gates of Hell)”. (LEFT) Frederick E. Hart (American, 1943-1999) “Adam” (1974, cast 2006), shown in bronze. Portion of composition “Ex Nihilo” for Washington National Cathedral

He is the old Adam”, Hart says,

[a] figure emergent from chaos, shaped by the potter’s hand,

the passion and the zenith of creations…

He is also the new Adam, emergent, radiant in light.

He is at once absolutely concrete and absolutely universal.”

 

 

Hart sculpting the full-scale modele with his model Lindy Lain, later Mrs. Frederick Hart posing as the face of Eve

Frederick E. Hart (American, 1943-1999) "Ex Nihilo" (1974-1982) Indiana limestone, Height: 156 inches. Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

 

Our diminutive docent, Irma Stockton, kindly lead a small group of us through the nooks and crannies of the cathedral, pointing out interesting morsels of information on the construction, from the significance of specific windows, bosses and markings, to the belfry where we saw the skeleton of the upper knave arches. She explained that the cathedral was designed in the 14th Century English Gothic style and that it is the highest point in Washington D.C., higher even than the Washington Monument because of its location atop Reno Hill (the highest natural point in the District of Columbia at 409ft above sea level). She led us through the narrow mass with an eight bay knave and six bay transept, pointing out various items of interest in stone, stained glass and wrought iron artistry throughout.

Despite breaking ground in 1907, it was not finished until I was a senior in High School.

After thanking Mrs. Stockton for her time, I reemerged from the Cathedral into the midday light. With this, I too went from a waking sleep into a dawn of my own. Repositioning myself again in front of “Ex Nihilo” I truly gained insights into Hart and the reason for my pilgrimage. The cathedral holds a power and majesty that was not easily summed up in words. Despite its relatively young lineage, its breathtaking scale and impeccable detail reminded me that there were masters of old walking among us. Craftsmanship bordering on the great Renaissance masters is lost on us now, and we are poorer for it with each passing year.

I caught back up with docent Andy Bittner and introduced myself. He took a few moments to impart some of the stories previously mentioned as well as his own formative years at the Cathedral, first as a wayward and free-thinking youth seeking the meaning of life, then later as a patron and docent. In his laid-back, but friendly and enthusiastic drawl, he conveyed that his adventuresome youth was spent exploring nooks and crannies of the magical structure as his parents lived and worked in the greater DC area. (In fact, his father was the “tenor drummer in the Washington Scottish Bagpipe Band, who played in the annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service (the blessing of the Scottish clans in America)” at the Cathedral. After several years of self-described “adventurous, but limiting, decisions“, he returned to its hallowed halls and had a life-altering epiphany. Just as Hart before him, he dedicated his life to the Cathedral and its history. Andy was kind enough to share a broad spectrum of stories, from bona fide miracles, to mysterious coincidences and the humorous deviancy the masons and stone carvers caused in their decades working at the Cathedral. Anecdotally he explained one of the most deviant characteristics of the exterior structure was a protuberant bust of Darth Vader which adorns the Northwest tower. A competition amongst schoolchildren in the 1980’s to design gargoyles for the Cathedral yielded a winning design of the Star Wars villain. The design was then sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter and carved in Indiana limestone by Patrick J. Plunkett.

 

The Star Wars Villain on the Northwest Tower. Courtesy of Washington National Cathedral.

Perhaps it was Andy’s encyclopedic knowledge of the structure or a truly divine moment which inspired him to become a permanent fixture at the Cathedral. Perhaps it was more. One common thread struck me as I listened to Andy speak about the Cathedral; that of deviants finding their way. After all, Andy did. So did Michelangelo and Rodin. So did Hart. To some extent, so did I. Is this what Andy meant by “infants of the same species”? Perhaps. Perhaps it is because this structure was, as Washington himself intended, “equally open to all”.

Including we deviants.

The author and "Ex Nihilo" at Washington National Cathedral, August 2013.

 

FOOTNOTE: Of the many stories Andy Bittner conveyed during our discussions, one series resonated. On 23 August, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Washington D.C. area causing significant damage to the Cathedral and its varied structures. On 26 August Hurricane Irene further exacerbated efforts to shore up the structure and caused further damage to the cathedral. On September 7, 2011 a 350 foot crane working to shore up the Cathedral in light of the recent damage, collapsed. Days later, on 11 September, 2011, was to be the 10th Anniversary memorial of the September 11th attacks in Washington and New York. President Barack Obama as well as many heads of state, Senators, Secretaries, dignitaries and heads different religions from around the world were to converge on Washington National Cathedral on that date. Security around D.C. was airtight, but threats were always rampant and fears remained high. Andy maintains that these “Acts of God” served as a warning. The memorial was moved to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Despite an extended series of dramatic disasters, no one was egregiously hurt. No villainy took place. Perhaps, he thought, this is BEST example of God’s benevolence.

Several damaged or fallen spires and gargoyles from the exterior façade.

For more on the restoration efforts ongoing at the Cathedral, please see http://www.nationalcathedral.org/dcquake/

 

Reed V. Horth, is the president, curator and writer for ROBIN RILE FINE ART in Miami, FL. He has been a private dealer, gallerist and blogger since 1996, specializing in 20th century and contemporary masters. www.robinrile.com

 

Cross of the Millennium (1/3- life-scale) by Frederick E. Hart

Frederick Elliot HART (1943-1999)

Cross of the Millennium

Medium      Lucite

Sizes       H 30.5 in

Date of creation 1992

Subject     religion

Movement/period   20th Century Romanticism

Signature   YES

Authentication certificate    YES

Price: on request.

Unveiled at the Easter Sunrise service at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992. One presented to Pope John Paul II in 1996. Arguably Hart’s most important work. Edition of 175.

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ART INVESTMENT LESSONS: THE FINAL WORD IS GUTS

An actual letter sent to a client by Reed V. Horth, for Robin Rile Fine Art

Dear B,

Thank you for your email about “investment-level” artworks. Now, I will start by saying that art should not necessarily be bought solely for investment. While everyone’s motivations are different, as a collector myself, I feel there should be some element of passion (Call it pride, love, history or some other motivator) which triggers your purchase. The reason behind an element of pragmatism is that we, as dealers, cannot predict the future. We can merely let you know what we have seen in the past. This being said, I have had several clients do very well on their investments in fine art over the past many years. In the last 10 months, I had a collector flip a prominent original oil from a 20th Century master from $825k to $1.3M in less than 30 days. Another client bought a work at $278k and sold it six months later at $745k. Another bought at $1.78M and the work is now being offered above $5M. Works under $100k always have a few question marks as to their prospective upside. However, the further you ascend above $100k (and provided the work meets certain criteria), the fewer questions surmount as to whether or not it will work is a sanguine investment.

This actually reminds me of a story: My wife and I were recently touring one of our collector’s beautiful homes, when he volunteered a story about the large Pablo Picasso oil which hung gracefully in front of us. The young woman in the portrait, he noted, was an exercise that fit somewhere between tremendous luck and outright stupidity. It turns out that he, as a young newlywed initially making his way in the business world, went on a business trip to Paris in 1974. He was entertaining some of his colleagues and prospective investors who were avid art collectors, when they all walked into a prominent gallery and stumbled upon the young Picasso maiden. Paint still dewy, the price was bandied about by the elder statesmen as they chided the young man in their midst. With a flourish, my client said… “I’ll take it”.

Pablo Picasso, As shown at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2012. Photo by author.

 

“It” was $94,000, and encompassed the vast majority of the funds he and his new wife had set aside for their new home.

A bittersweet pill for his new bride, who blanched at the cost of this “hideous” thing (as Picassos of the late 1960’s were often thought of), he showed up at their modest apartment with a new contract from his duly impressed investors… and a four-foot by three-foot Picasso. A conservative estimate on this painting could place it somewhere between $10-15M USD today. Intervening years have proven to the young bride how sanguine the investment was, as the work has thrived during nearly 40 years of appreciation historically, aesthetically and, of course, monetarily.

We cannot all have the foresight of my client. His was an extreme case and, as the sum in 1974 would have equated to some $429,000 in today’s dollars. However, the buyer had both wherewithal and means to make a purchase of a known commodity which he felt would be a good investment. What is more… he went with his gut. He knew this was the right move which would pay dividends in the future.

Perhaps you are not a collector who wishes to (or can) spend nearly a half million dollars (or more) on a given work of art for your home. Truth is, very few of us are. But, when you are, how do WE find these artists before they become this level? How do we find a Picasso when he is still a relative nobody? Well, there is no iron-clad tried and true method of finding a diamond in the rough, or the proverbial needle-in-a-haystack. What we can do is notice trends in both buyers and sellers and try to anticipate what are motivating factors for each. All artists want to sell, it is the nature of the craft. Not all buyers want to buy though, whether they know it or not. Through studying buyer trends since 1996, you notice certain trends though we have noticed a few key plateaus.

Contemporary Art Booth shown at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2012. Photo by author.

1.      Collectors buy items below $5,000 based purely on the visceral reaction to the work and with no preconceived notions about the work being an investment.

2.      Between $5,000-$10,000, some collectors will buy on impulse and others will weigh a potential investment side.

3.      Above $10,000, anyone who is purchasing anything at this level is an investor in something, be it real estate, stocks, funds, art, etc. Therefore the criteria with which they gauge their art purchases must be weighed and buttressed with the same sound rationale they use in their investment purchases, even if they never expect to sell the work and/or expect it to ascend in value.

4.      Above $100,000, this is a serious investor who will scrutinize trends in all purchases and have some expectation of ROI.

Roy Lichtenstein, As shown at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2012. Photo by author.

 

Provided the pricing we present meets the levels of expectations of our prospective buyers, we then know what information and buttressing will be required to make the purchase sanguine for the buyer. As pricing ascends, so does the importance on documentation and peripheral information, trends, comparables, etc. This is the same care an investor would take if they were investing in anything else, so the same level of scrutiny should be expected. Outside firms who can operate at arm’s length are often brought in to provide analysis and prospective, but there are often conflicts of interest which mar these findings. So, just as in other investments, the buyer often must rely on his/her own instincts to make decisions that may be beneficial to them in the future. While we do not all know as much technical data as we might like about the products we are investing in (whether they be pharmaceuticals, real estate, funds, etc.) we do tend know a good deal when we see it.

Provided that all of the “I’s” are dotted and “T’s” are crossed, all that remains are our instincts… Our guts.

Best always,

Reed

Reed V. Horth, is the president, curator and writer for ROBIN RILE FINE ART in Miami, FL. He has been a private dealer, gallerist and blogger since 1996, specializing in 20th century and contemporary masters. www.robinrile.com

Latin American Art Available including BOTERO

 

ARTIST: Fernando Botero (Colombian, b. 1932)

Name” El Poder de la Oracion” (c. 1960)

Original oil on canvas affixed to board

Dimensions: 33” x 39” (each- framed)

18” x 24” (each- unframed)

Certified: Fernando Botero (1992)

PRICE ON REQUEST

 

ARTIST Vicente Dopico-Lerner (Cuban, b. 1945)

Name: La Dama y Los Fantasmas (1998)

Original oil on canvas

Dimensions: 48” x 36”

PRICE ON REQUEST

 

ARTIST: Jose Maria Mijares (Cuban, 1921-2004)

Name: “Muchacha de la Alameda” (1947)

Original oil on masonite

Dimensions: 32” x 37.5” (framed)

22.5 x 28” (unframed)

Certified: by Jose Mijares (1998)

PRICE ON REQUEST

 

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ROBIN RILE FINE ART
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New works from Street Artist BASK

BASK original works priced from under $2000.

BASK (Czech-American, b. 1970)

So Hood

Mixed Media with spray paint on wood.

38x 57

 

 

BASK (Czech-American, b. 1970)

Desire To Stay positive

Mixed Media with spray paint on wood

50x 60

 

 

BASK (Czech-American, b. 1970)

Hide and Seek

Mixed Media with spray paint on wood

20x 30

 

 

BASK (Czech-American, b. 1970)

Fun Box Frank

Acrylic, latex, spray paint on wood.

24x 24

 

 

 

BASK (Czech-American, b. 1970)

Metamorphosis

Mixed Media with spray paint on wood

20x 36

 

 

BASK (Czech-American, b. 1970)

Bask In Your Thoughtcrimes

Mixed Media with spray paint on wood

72x 48

 

 

OR… How about a commission from BASK?

A Happy Client: In his own words

BASK “A Protected Nest” mixed media on wood panel. 50″ x 36″ x 3″. SOLD. Private Collection, NYC

One of our clients just requested a specifically commissioned work from our resident artist BASK. He just recently received the work, and here was his response verbatim….

“Dear Reed,

Just went down to new place and opened up crate..

Totally jaw dropping..

Incredible colors and textures

Every time I look at it from different angle I see something new.

Funny how much the kids in the nest actually look like our Sascha and Leo and that robyn’s egg greenish color is what we are using as a palate for our bedroom.

Really beautiful piece in every sense.  Think it deserves it own wall in our living room.

Thank you so much for the kind prints as well.  That was very nice of you guys to include those.

Can’t wait until we move in then we will photo and send to you.  Hopefully before Thanksgiving.

Best

N”

 

CONTACT:
Reed V. Horth
ROBIN RILE FINE ART
Miami, FL USA
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NEW BOBAN Original Sculpture Available

 

Boban (Serbian, b. 1963)

“Renaissance Man”

Original, one-of-a-kind, Stainless Steel creation.

Approximate Dimensions: 6′ x 5′ x 3.5′

PRICE: SOLD

For years Chicago’s Lincoln Park was graced with master sculptor Boban’s public installation “Renaissance Man”, a proud and graceful creation of steel, confidently stepping forward from a perfect point of balance, ready to take on the challenges of a new becoming in the 21st century and beyond. This creation is another prime example of, and tribute to, the skill, vision, and unique style that is Boban, and that has brought so much energy to the world of contemporary sculpture. “Renaissance Man” has truly found his most tenuous, yet energetic, point of balance, as he faces the future with tireless determination and intensity of focus.


 

 

 

Boban (Serbian, b. 1963)

“Dancer in the Wind”

Original Stainless Steel Spoon Creation

One-of-a-kind

30” x 40” x 26”

 

ALSO:

Boban (Serbian, b. 1963)

“Power of Violin”

Nickel plated bronze edition of 25 (SOLD OUT)

54” x 62” x 23”

PRICE: On request

 

Price and availability can change without notice

 

BOBAN ILIC (Serbian, b. 1964)

Exhibitions –
-Various galleries in Europe (1986 – 1990).
-Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale 2001, Japan
-Makati shangrila –Grand art Gallery –Philippines , May 7, 2002
-International Artexpo New York 2002-2003.
- Lincoln Park art initiative – Chicago -2003
- Premiere Gallery & Alexandros Foundation- June 20th -2003
-MG Gallery 676 N Dearborn-Chicago- Permanent displays
- 100 + one man show’s in the period 1985-2004
Awards –
-First place for sculpture design at North Shore Art League 1992,Chicago IL
-Award of Excellence Port Clinton Art Festival 1998 (Best Art Work of the show)
-F Price (Best of the Show) Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale 2001
Sapporo, Japan
- Annual Sculpture Exibit “Linkoln Park Art Initiative 2003” First place.
Special Projects –
-Monument of Shaka Zulu figure for Oak Park Community displayed outside at the City of Chicago.
-Sculpture of Pegasus displayed outside on Montigo Bay, Jamaica.
-Complete Interior Design and Art at Palette’s Gallery, downtown Chicago.
-Sculpture commissioned by McDonalds Corporation displayed with McDonalds art collection.
-Sculptures for Mobile Oil Corporation displayed outside of headquarters, Texas.

Media Exposure
“Wild Chicago” on WTTW Ch 11, Chicago video show.
“What’s Working” program about Boban’s art on WTTW Ch 11.
“Good Morning America” on national television.
“ Starting Over” N.B.C. on national TV

 

Recently completed commission, “Homage to the Michael Jordan Monument” (2013, 54” x 36” x 18”- private collection, IN USA)

2013 Diamond Award for “Best Small Business”!