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May 13, 2016 04:00 PMCalender

Miguel Ortiz Berrocal (Spanish, 1933-2006) Mini David

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2896B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 13, 2016 4:00PM


Miguel Ortiz Berrocal (Spanish, 1933-2006)

Mini David
Signed "Berrocal," numbered "5261" on the statue's right shoulder.
Nickel-plated brass, 5 1/3 x 2 1/3 x 2 1/3 in. (13.50 x 5.8 x 5.8 cm).
Condition: Dust to interstices.

N.B. In 1968, Miguel Ortiz Berrocal created Mini David as a series, produced in quantities of 10,000 copies. Experimenting with new processes for creating sculptural forms, he used what is called the "automatic injection technique," hitherto used exclusively in industrial manufacturing. The sculpture operates as a three-dimensional puzzle, as the segments come apart.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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