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Luis Montoya & Leslie Ortiz Bronze Sculpture

Lot 0487
Luis Montoya (Spanish, b. 1950) and Leslie Ortiz (American, b. 1957) cast patinated bronze sculpture titled Large Apple depicting a red and gold apple, mounted on a mirrored round black swivel base. Signature and number "Popliteo, 7/8", incised underside of apple, under left side of stamen. 16" H x 14" dia. 35.3 lbs. Provenance: Originally purchased from a gallery in the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida. Biography: Luis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz, classically trained at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, respectively, have worked together over 25 years to create larger than life bronze sculptures of objects found in nature. Their work is influenced by Magic Realism and Spanish still life paintings, and is represented in several public collections in Spain and the United States. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

Condition

Overall very good condition with a couple of negligible surface scratches.

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Luis Montoya & Leslie Ortiz Bronze Sculpture

Estimate $2,000 - $2,400Aug 5, 2017