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Bronze Sculpture Of Panther Cougar Cat Artist Signed Lado 1980 Alva Museum For Sale
Bronze Sculpture of Panther / Cougar / Cat
Artist Signed "Lado"(Lado V. goudjaofferze)"1980 Alva" Museum
Base is 7"long by 4" wide by 1 3/4" tall
Bronze sculpture in mounted on it and is 8 1/2" tall, about 6" wide
Total overall height is about 10"
About Lado V. Goudjaofferze
Born in the Republic of Georgia (in the former USSR) in 1945, Lado V. Goudjaofferze graduated from the College of Visual Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1965. He married the former Shake Abajian in 1968, and in 1971 celebrated with her the birth of their first daughter, Marina. He hosted the USSR's Georgian Contemporary Art television show in 1972, the year he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi. After a year of military service, Lado and his family emigrated to the United States in 1976.
Lado started his career in the U.S. in 1977 as an art director and production manager for ALVA Museum Replicas, Inc, in New York. By 1980, he was representing the New York Times Restoration Group to the Hermitage in the USSR – and in that same year, he and his wife welcomed their second daughter, Iris.
In 1982, Lado brought his artist's senses and years of experience together in his own sculpture reproduction company, opening Art Deluxe Co., Inc. in Queens, New York. Since then, Lado and Shake have built the family business on a foundation of quality and service. All work is done under the direct supervision of Art Deluxe's team of highly skilled, experienced artisans to ensure every piece meets the company's strict standards.
When asked what he wants to communicate through the forms of artistic expression he's chosen, Lado says, "Art is a tool and language for feelings and individual life philosophy... I am there for those who want to discover meaning in art and to see the artist's spirit and soul present in his work."
Lado's artistic philosophy has guided him across diverse creative and intellectual disciplines. Besides his primary dedication to sculpture, Lado has expressed his imagination in oil paintings, drawings, murals, mosaic, stone, wood carving, metalwork, bronze casting and ceramics – plus chemistry, engineering design, inventions and poetry. As an artist, Lado demonstrates remarkable versatility as he explores classic realism, abstract, free form and surrealism in his work.
Monument Rustavelli, 2nd place – Tbilisi, Georgia (1969) Competition Baratashvili Memorial, winner – Tbilisi, Georgia (1970) Fine Arts Award, winner – Cooperstown,NY (1981) Knickerbockers Artists, gold medal – New York (1982) Rodin Award, 3rd place – Tokyo, Japan (1990) Utano Award, winner – Royal Museum. Japan (1990) Council of American Artist Societies for Sculpture – New York (1993)
The Non-Conformist Artist Exhibition – Tbilisi, Georgia
One-Man Show – Tbilisi, Georgia
Georgian Folk Art Exhibition – Osaka, Japan Person Show Art Palace – Tbilisi, Georgia Galeria Gallo – Rome, Italy
Eleventh Annual SISA – New York, NY Cooperstown Fine Art Exhibition – Cooperstown, NY Allied Artist Exhibition – World Trade Center, New York, NY Knickerbockers Art Exhibition – Sal Mugundy Club, NY
National Sculpture Society – New York, NY
Personal Exhibition Art Expo – New York, NY
Ukrainian Institute of America – New York, NY
International Gallery 57 – New York, NY
Sockolsky Gallery – New York, NY Arts and Crafts Gallery – Bridgeport, CT