Small Bronze Figure by Joan Ripollés. Signed. Limited Production, Numbered 16/33

Beautiful small-sized bronze sculpture by Joan Ripollés. Number 16/33 from a limited series. With certificate of authenticity.



Small bronze figure by Joan Ripollés, signed, from a limited production and numbered 16/33. The figure depicts a reclining naked woman with a face on each side of the head and of the body. The sculptures aesthetic and style reflect perfectly the creative line of Ripollés, a follower of the Cubist school but always with a personal and unique point of view. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Ripollés himself, which guarantees its authorship. It shows wavy lines, soft and harmonious, which together with the strong volumes make up a gorgeous piece. Seen from one side, the woman is awake; from the other she is sleeping. The body is adorned with a big face in profile, subtle and disturbing. All these feature turn this figure into a very special piece, fine-looking and avant-garde. It stands on a solid-beech wooden base and bears the artists signature, Ripollés, engraved at the foots sole. The arm where the head rests is marked with the number and the series, 16/33. Any lover of contemporary art and authentic pieces will appreciate this small bronze figure by Joan Ripollés, signed, from a limited production and numbered 16/33. Dimensions: Figures Length: 4.72 in / 12 cm. Total Length: 6.5 in / 16.5 cm. Juan Garcia Ripollés Biography Juan Garcia Ripollés, also known as Ripo or Beato Ripo, is a Spanish artist born in Alzira (Valencia) in 1932. His work includes paintings, engravings and sculptures. Ripolles had a though childhood and had to work as a scrap dealer and industrial painter, but his passion for art made him attend evening classes in the School of Arts and Crafts of Castellon, the city where he spent his childhood and adolescence. In 1954 he moved to Paris where he strived to reach his maximum goal: becoming a painter. Four years later he exposed his paintings in the famous Drouand David art gallery, where masters such as Picasso or Chagall had hung their paintings before. In the 1960s he returns to Spain and lives in different places: Seville, Cordoba, Chipiona and Cercedilla (Madrid). In 2010 he goes back to Castellon de la Plana and now he lives and works there. Juan Garcia Ripollés has been awarded the Gold Flagship of Alzira and the Valencia Award to the Arts. His works are spread all over the world in galleries, collections, museums and public spaces.

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