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Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 2

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 320

Ionel Talpazan Outsider Art UFO Space Ship Sculpture

Estimate: $400 - $450

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Ionel Talpazan (Romanian-American, b. 1955) flying saucer on candlestick sculpture, mixed media including paint and plaster over wood, painted metal, and plastic. Inscribed signature to underside and dated 1991 (New York). 7" H x 5 1/2" diameter. Note: Ionel Talpazan was born in Romania and raised in a foster home. As a child, he allegedly experienced the presence of a UFO. In 1987, he escaped Romania by swimming the Danube River and eventually emigrated to the United States as a political refugee. He now lives and works in New York, where his UFO experience informs many of his sculptures and drawings.


Some wear to metallic paint on candlestick shaft, overall very good condition.

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The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, acquired at the Outsider Art Fair in New York about 20 years ago.