Agustín Cárdenas

  • , Augustin Càrdenas with 'Mon ombre après minuit' , 1963
  • , Le Bois Carrara, 1974
    Wood
    202 x 44 x 44 cm
    79 1/2 x 17 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches
  • , Le Repos de l’Oiseau, 1981
    White marble
    193 x 48 x 40 cm
    76 x 18 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Le Repos du Petit Oiseau, 1981
    Pink marble
    80 x 22 x 15 cm
    31 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches
  • , Soliloquio, 1972
    Bronze
    74 x 40 x 22 cm
    29 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches
  • , La Maternité, 1957
    Wood
    70 x 12 x 12 cm
    27 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
  • , La Mascotte, 1984
    Bronze
    34 x 13 x 13 cm
    13 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches
    Ed 2/6
  • , Vertical, 1959
    Bronze
    49 x 12,5 x 12,5 cm
    19 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches
  • , Un Seul Fil, 1989
    Burnt Wood
    235 x 35 x 35 cm
    92 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches
  • , Un Seul Fil, 1989
    Burnt Wood
    235 x 35 x 35 cm
    92 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches
  • , Anele, 1960-1973
    Bronze
    279 x 29 x 29 cm
    109 7/8 x 11 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches
  • , Vers la Lumière, 1960-1972
    Bronze
    232 x 40 x 40 cm
    91 3/8 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
    Ed 2/3
  • Untitled, 1956
    60 x 50 cm (framed)
    23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled, 1965
    Ink on cardboard
    60 x 50 cm (framed)
    23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled, 1965
    Pencil on paper
    60 x 50 cm
    23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches
  • , Untitled, 1957
    60 x 50 cm (framed)
    23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled
    Ink on paper
    60 x 50 cm (framed)
    23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled, 1975
    Charcoal on paper
    100 x 80 cm (framed)
    39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches (framed)

Agustín Cárdenas was born in Matanzas, Cuba on 10th April 1927. The son of a tailor he entered the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Art in 1943 and studied there until 1949. He arrived in France in 1955 and settled in Montparnasse. He met André Breton, who invited him from as early as 1956 to participate in a group exhibition at the Surrealist gallery, l’Étoile Scellée. He was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, a Knight of the Legion of Honour and received the William and Norma Copley Foundation Award. As from 1968, Cárdenas lived and worked in Meudon-Bellevue and at his studio in Nogent-sur-Marne. His five sons were all born in France. Cárdenas also worked in Canada, Austria, Japan, Israel and Korea, as well as Carrara in Italy where he sculpted marble pieces and at Pietrasanta, where he cast his bronze sculptures. Agustin Cárdenas died in Havana, Cuba in 2001 and is buried at the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris. Between 1956 and 2012, Cárdenas took part in hundred or so group exhibitions and was the focus of some forty monographic exhibitions.                              
 


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