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Lot 23

Alejandro Obregon "Condor Chico" Acrylic on Board

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000

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Alejandro Jesus Obregon Roses (Spanish/Columbian, 1920-1992). Acrylic on board painting titled "Condor Chico (Small Condor)" depicting an abstracted Andean condor, 1968. Signed along the lower left. Titled and dated along a label affixed to the verso.

Provenance: Center for Inter-American Relations Art Gallery, New York, 1970; Private Minnesota Collection.

Lot Essay:
Alejandro Obregon was born in Spain but spent the majority of his life in Columbia. His early years were spent in Barranquilla, Columbia as well as Liverpool, England. His early artistic career was influenced by Picasso, Goya, and Graham Sutherland. While he was influenced by European artists, his subject matter often focused on Andean imagery including condors, guitars, and bulls.

The condor, a subject to which Obregon returned often, has appeared in nearly 50 canvases during his career. His first condor was painted in 1959. The motif referred not only to the coat of arms of Columbia but to the idea of the might of nature, the ideal of liberty, and the power of vitality.

In the 1950s, he became associated with a period of artistic renewal in Columbia. Five artists, dubbed the "Big Five," came to be icons of this time. They included Obregon, Enrique Grau, Fernando Botero, Eduardo Ramirez Villamizar, and Edgar Negret.

Height: 8 1/2 in x width: 10 1/2 in.


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