Pedro Friedeberg Exceptional Surrealist Carved Clock Sculpture, Mexico 1970s

$17,000

Pedro Friedeberg (b. 1937)

An exceptional, dreamlike Astroclock sculpture by Mexican Surrealist master Pedro Friedeberg, in carved and gilt mahogany with enameled metal. Twelve wryly placed carved gilt hands for the hours radiate from a polished mahogany face, with a second row of five larger sculpted hands delicately supporting astrological symbols. The whole rests on sinuous half-gilt tripod legs culminating in Friedeberg’s trademark arched feet.

Mexico, 1970’s.

Signed.

22″ H x 15″ W x 6″ D

  • Origin: Mexico
  • Period: 1970's
  • Dimensions: 22" H x 15" W x 6" D
  • Materials: Gilt mahogany, enameled metal
  • Condition: Very good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor wear to gilding. In keeping with Friedeberg's Surrealist spirit, two hands have been attached in the "wrong" place. They can be re-attached in the correct numerical order if desired.

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