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The Busy Man - Rose


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Born in Córdoba (Argentina) in 1934, Antonio Seguí studied in France and Spain in the early 1950s then traveled through Europe and Latin America. In 1963 he represented Argentina at the Paris Biennale and settled permanently in the Parisian capital. In his works, on the fringes of Pop Art and New Figuration, the realism is essential, but it is a “fairy” realism, imbued with the warm colors, noise and crowds of the great cities of Latin America. On multiple media, from painting to photography and from lithography to monumental sculpture, he deals with humor, irony and the bubbling spectacle of urban life, building a kind of theater on the stage with a man in motion frolic looking for his place in the world. A whole gallery of different characters are deliberately simplified, as if to give them more freedom and a falsely naïve and utopian dimension


The Work


“Much of my work is a historical reconstruction of my childhood. In Argentina, when I was little, in the time of the war, all the toys that came from Japan and Europe disappeared and people started to invent toys with painted wood for selling in the markets . Between 1965 and 1968, I prepared an exhibition for Jean Boucher Gallery and Claude Bernard Gallery with works that were a form of “reproduction” more or less close to all these popular toys ”
Antonio Seguí, August 2009


Through his figures with simple features wandering in the heart of cities, Antonio Seguí portrays human comedy with jest and humor. Of course, I like to delve inside the individual, to understand their conflicts, to bring out their joys he said. If some of the elements he offers in his works are linked to his own history (such as the hat, a sign common of all social classes in the Argentina of his childhood), the most important in his eyes is to let the spectator build their own story. The modern man, whom he sketches with pleasure and irony, in a hurry and urban, then escapes the everyday grayness by adorning himself with bright colors, in an eternal quest for happiness and warmth.

Édition “Art For All”,
2012 – Ed. 2020,
Painted metal cast,
H. 13.5 x L. 16 x D. 4.5 cm – 450 gr.
Signed on the base and numbered 999 copies.
Dimensions of the box (with protective case): H. 18.5 x L. 20 x D. 6.5 cm.


Antonio Seguí, Voy volando, 2017.

Antonio Seguí, Voy volando, 2017, Painted wood, H. 250 cm, Monumental sculpture installed at Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella International Airport in Córdoba (Argentina).

Additional information

Weight 450 g
Dimensions 14 × 16 × 4 cm



Cast iron, Cast iron


Engraved signature, Engraved signature


Edition of 999, Edition of 999


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