Lot 26

Neculai Păduraru

The Master and the Puppet (Maestrul și Păpușa)


46 × 20 × 17.5 cm (18.1 × 7.9 × 6.9 inch)


Sold for €1,400


Artwork description

Incised with the artist's signature ‘Păduraru’ (on the back of the belt)


Private collection, Switzerland


Illustrated in the catalogues titled ‘Zidul și alte lumi colorate’ (Iași: Dana Art Publishing House, 2010, pages 27 and 38) and ‘Mit și tehnologie’ (Mogoșoaia: Centrul Cultural Palatele Brâncovenești Publishing House, 2011, page 1 or the halftitle) as well as on the cover of the catalogue ‘Neculai Păduraru: desen, formă, culoare’ (1980)


Neculai Păduraru

b. Sagna, Neamț, Romania, 1946


Solo (Selection)
  • 2013 - “Fantasticul mit și tehnologie” National Museum, Piatra Neamț, Romania (National)
  • 2010 - "Zidul și alte lumi colorate", Dana Gallery, Iași, Romania (National)
  • 2009 - "Eminescu, Idei și semene", Dana Gallery, Iași, Romania (National)
  • 2007 - Galeriile Academiei Române, Romania (National)
  • 1988 - Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1982 - Academeia Matania, Naples, Italy (International)
  • 1981 - Galleria delle Ore, Milan, Italy (International)
  • 1981 - Academia di Romania di Roma, Italy (International)
  • 1974 - Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 1992 - The Sevilla World Exhibition, Spain (International)
  • 1992 - The International Miami Exhibition, USA (International)
  • 1976 - The Paul Louis Waller International Portrait Competition, France (International)
  • 1975 - The Joan Miró Drawing Competition, Barcelona, Spain (International)
  • 1973 - The International Sculpture Symposium, Rome, Italy (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 1995 - The Venice Biennial, Italy (International)
  • 1988 - The International Asia Europa Art Biennial, Ankara, Turkey (International)
  • 1979, 1981 - The International Sculpture Biennial, Padua, Italy (International)
  • 1979, 1981 - The International Open Space Art Biennial, Skirono Museum, Greece (International)
  • 1979 - The International Sculpture Biennial, Ravenna, Italy (International)
  • 1978 - The International Small-scale Sculpture Biennial, Budapest, Hungary (International)


  • The Prize for Excellence awarded by the Romanian Visual Artists' Union , 2012
  • The Order of Cultural Merit in the grade of Arts Officer awarded by the Romanian Presidency, 2004
  • The Grand Prize of the Romanian Visual Artists' Union, 1995
  • The Prize of the Ion Andreescu Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania , 1991
  • The Prize of the International Asia Europa Art Biennial, Ankara, Turkey , 1988
  • The Grand Trionfo Prize, Italy, 1981
  • The Picasso Prize, Rome, Italy , 1981
  • The Prize of the International Biennial of Small-scale Sculpture, Budapest, Hungary , 1978


This Lot is available for inspection at the Lavacow office on request only.

In addition to the hammer price you will have to pay the buyer's premium, which represents 18% of the hammer price. Lavacow members benefit of a reduction of the tax to 17% in the case of 'Collector' members and to 16% in the case of 'VIP' members.

You can choose to pick up the Lot from the Lavacow office in Bucharest, free of charge, or have it delivered from our office to your address, in which case you will cover any related expenses and taxes.



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