A superb origibal work by one of Latin America's most noted artists. This drawing in coloured conté pencils, heightened with white on oatmeal coloured vergé paper was created during the Claudio Bravo's Moroccan period, and hence depicts a young, elegant and charismatic man wearing a loose, comfortable toga suitable for life in a Riad. The artwork is signed and dated 1974 in Roman numerals at the lower right. and bears an inventory number and name (of the sitter?) on the verso. The size of the drawing visible in the mount (measured without the frame) is 22 x 16 1/2 inches.
International auction house Pierre Bergé (partner of Yves Saint Laurent)
Private Collection, acquired directly from the artist
Claudio Bravo was born in Chili in 1936 and lived in Tangiers, Morocco from 1972 onwards. He is considered one of the major Masters of the second half of the 20th century. Represented by Marlborough Galleries, works by the artist figure in the collections of the The Baltimore Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio (New York City), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago, Chile), Museo Rufino Tamayo (Mexico City), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art (New York City), Museum Ludwig (Cologne, Germany), the Palmer Museum of Art (Pennsylvania State University), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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