Monumental Geodes, Loló Soldevilla Sculpture Available at Akiba Antiques
For a brief period in the 20th century, applying the exacting principles of science to visual art was in vogue. Broadly called Concrete Art, this movement embraced pure abstraction without sentimental gestures or emotional meanings. Cuban visual artist Loló Soldevilla worked at the forefront of the Concrete Art movement in Cuba and beyond. She made delicate use of triangles, rectangles, and thin lines to craft her abstract artworks. A mixed media sculpture from Loló Soldevilla is among the top lots of Akiba Antiques’ upcoming September Ensemble sale. Composed of paint, wood, and metal, this piece features a grid of black and white circles in alternating colors. Soldevilla completed the work around 1958. Other notable works of art in the catalog include a “Wrapman” sculpture from Ernest Trova, a contemporary painting from Michael Gorman, and a colorful cow painting by Hélène Caron.
Collectible gems and minerals are also available in the sale. Leading this section of the catalog is a large pair of citrine crystal geodes shaped like angel wings. They are displayed on iron bases and measure over five feet tall on each base. They were originally discovered in Brazil, a country especially known for the vibrancy and quality of its geodes. Other featured minerals in the sale have been carved to take a sculptural form. This includes a large amethyst, selenite, and fluoride carved group that resembles two tropical birds perched on a boulder. To view the complete catalog and place a bid, visit LiveAuctioneers.