Marino di Teana

Hommage à Lao Tseu, Sculpture

France, 1972/1989

DITEAM 17

Description

Medium: Patinated steel

Dimensions: 16 in high x 8 in wide x 3.75 in deep

Weight: 32 lbs.

Edition 1 of 8.

A tribute to the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tseu, this patinated steel sculpture is a smaller example of a large scale, public commission exhibited in the Val de Marne in 1984. Like the body of di Teana’s work the piece explores the intersecting roles of architecture and sculpture, with a focus on the power of negative space.

The following variations of the Hommage à Lao Tseu type were exhibited publicly:

1984: Hommage a Lao Tseu, mayorlty, Sucy en Brie, Val de Marne, France. Corten steel, H: 157.5"  W: 78.75". Acquired by the municipality. 

2008: Hommage a Lao Tseu, Teana, Italy. Corten steel.

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