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Live Auction

Fall Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Oct 17, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 125

Richard MacDonald (b. 1946) Regina Luminaire, Bronze

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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Property from a Private Collection, Hilton Head Island, SC


Richard MacDonald (American, b. 1946), Regina Luminaire, Bronze, signed on base of bronze R. MacDonald, 12/30, on a stepped marble base marked 'Charlene and Bob' (the consignors of this lot). Regina Luminaire is the balance, the counterpoint to Orpheo, from MacDonald's masterwork Cinema Architectonica. She is the light to his dark; the sun to his moon. MacDonald’s vision of Regina Luminaire is a feminine heroic figure that is exquisite in form and richly metaphoric. 'Queen of Light' she carries the art of hope and the triangle of perfection. Regina’s power and presence is seen in the union of earth, sea and sky. Her being is emerging from the earth, wings show their ability to command the air and the waves show her dominion over the seas.

Richard MacDonald is a figurative artist known for his bronze sculptures and work with the Cirque du Soleil. MacDonald studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He had a successful career as an illustrator before he turned to sculpture. His work can be found in the corporate collections of AT&T and IBM, among others, as well as many significant private collections. He has completed several notable commissions, including The Flair for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Measurements: Height: of bronze 42 1/2 in. x Width: 20 in. x Depth: 13 1/4 in.


Good condition, two corners of marble base with large chips, some verdigris particularly to outstretched arm, abrasions to top of thigh and edge of drapery.

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