Light object. Fluorescent tube, glass and painted wood in aluminium case.
H 293 mm W 350 mm D 90 mm.
Verso on gallery label inscribed: Equipo 57, 1964, V. 15.
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Hammer Price: CHF 1'100
Galerie Suzanne Bollag (verso with label);
Collection Carl Laszlo, Basel;
Swiss Private Collection.
Equipo 57 was a collective of Spanish avant-garde artists and architects, some Basque, some with strong ties to Buenos Aires, which formed in Paris in 1957. They issued a manifesto which attempted to define their work, mostly by oppostion to lingering vestiges of subjectivity and emotional content in modern art; but they also dismissed any connections to goemetric abstract art even though their work clearly resembles it and has been associated with it in most historical surveys.
Whatever the real philosophy of this group was, it rapidly lost cohesion as members defected; it was 'formally' dissolved by 1961. Its legacy is an interesting group of geometric abstract paintings and sculptures, ineluctably connected to work created by other artists in Paris and elsewhere during this period.