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Lot 193. Manolo Valdés (B. 1942), Reina Mariana, incised with the artist's initials and numbered PA 1/2, bronze, 69 by 55 by 33 cm. 27 1/2 by 21 5/8 by 13 in. Executed in 1999. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 173,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.

ProvenancePrivate Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Diego Velázquez, Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress, 1659. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

NoteValdes uses the mechanism of evocation; he does not simply recall or record other works. Instead he narrates from another angle, from a torsion.” Kosme de Baranano, Manolo Valdes, Ediciones Poligrafa, November 1999 p.188

Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Auction, London, 29 Jun 2016