Lot 220
Felipe Castañeda (Mexico, b. 1933), Seated Woman
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Bronze, signed "F. Casteneda" and dated 1970 to upper left leg, mounted to a square ebonized wood base.

HOA 12.5 in. (includes 1.5 in. base)

The Estate of the late Edward and Violet Kleitz, Cary, North Carolina

Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Acquired from the above in March 1971

Felipe's works are often inspired by themes of motherhood and fertility in pre-Columbian culture and coupled with an abstract, stylized interpretation of sensuality that is universal in its depiction of female beauty. Castañeda transforms his subjects' contemplative expressions and simple gestures into noble artistic expressions. In 1958, he entered La Esmeralda Painting and Sculpture Academy of the National Institute of Fine Arts and began to develop a distinctive style in his approach to sculpture. He finished his studies in 1963 and worked hard to achieve his first major one-man show in 1970, the exact date this piece was created.

Good estate condition, with minor wear to wooden base, natural patina developing to surface.

$2,000 - 4,000