interest, it was still a welcome surprise when the work sold online for CAD62,500 – more than double its top estimate.
Waddington's, “International Art Auction” – November 30, 2010
Francisco Zuniga (1912 -1998), “Juchiteca Sentada”
Price Realized: CAD19,680
Born in Costa Rica, premier Mexican painter and sculptor Francisco Zuniga (1912-1998) first learned sculpture from his father, Manuel Maria Zuniga. After moving to Mexico City in 1936, Zuniga studied with Guillermo Ruiz and Oliverio Martinez under whose tutelage his mature style began to develop. By combining primitive Aztec forms with the classical style practiced by his father, Zuniga created a new regional style embodied in the stocky peasant figure of “Juchiteca Sentada.” One of two Zuniga bronzes in Waddington’s November 30th auction, “Juchiteca Sentada” sold online for CAD19,680 (including buyers premium).
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