Offered by: Milord Antiques
200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633



$ 9,500
  • Description
    Jordi Bonet (1932-1979), Spanish-Canadian. Abstract bronze sculpture by Jordi Bonet,signed and stamped : Jordi Bonet, numbered 1/1 and inscribed N-73131 on the base. Jordi Bonet was born in 1932 in Barcelona (Spain), where he briefly attended la Llotja School of Fine Arts. In his adolescence, he was in an accident and lost his right arm. He drew a lot in order to develop agility in his right arm and thus rediscovered Velasquez, Goya and Gaudi’s architecture. Jordi Bonet was awarded several prizes throughout his career such as the Prize for Drawing at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Spring Exhibition (1958) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Award of Excellence. He is a member of Barcelona’s Cercle Maillol (1953), associate member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1966) and member of the Association des artistes professionnels du Québec, Bonet moved to Montreal in 1954 where he would live with his studio neighbor: Catalan artist Jesus Carlos de Vilallonga. He continued his studies at the School of Fine Arts and began studying ceramics with Jean Cartier. He experimented with this new medium by accepting all job offers and started creating his first murals. Jordi Bonet was exasperated by the concessions he would have to make in order to have his work showcased in galleries or museums. He wanted to make art for the people. The 1960s would be a turning point in his career. He would sculpt more than a hundred murals to be showcased around the world; his first pieces were made with ceramic and concrete and then he started using aluminum and bronze. His work consisted of using a printed mold and he then sometimes integrated elements of nature or various objects into the mural. Other great works include the mural L'homme avant la science which adorns the west facade of the Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot on the campus of Laval University, Citius, Altius, Fortius at the Pie-IX station of the metro de Montreal; the Homage to Gaudí wall sculptures at the Place des Arts in Montréal He created some pieces out of glass, such as one for the Our Lady of the Skies chapel in the John F. Kennedy airport in New York. He then briefly taught at the École d’Architecture de l’Université de Montréal (from 1966 to 1968) As of 1971, Bonet gradually stopped creating murals and devoted his time to more intimates pieces. Museums: Collection d'œuvres d'art, Université de Montréal Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke.

    Good original condition, patina consistant with age .
    Circa 1970
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1950-1979
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    200 Lex Booth #: 30
    Incollect Reference #: 701793
  • Dimensions
    W. 8.5 in; H. 13.75 in; D. 4.75 in;
    W. 21.59 cm; H. 34.93 cm; D. 12.07 cm;
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