Tomasso Brothers to Return to New York with Masterpieces of European Sculpture

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LONDON.- Major pieces of European sculpture will be presented by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art in their third annual New York exhibition, Scultura III, which will take place at Otto Naumann, 22 East 80th Street , from Thursday 21 to Sunday 31 October 2010. The two previous exhibitions attracted wide critical acclaim from collectors, art historians and museum curators for the quality and rarity of the pieces, and this year’s event promises to be as exciting. A rare and large terracotta model of a black man holding a mixing bowl, probably for paint, by the rare Flemish sculptor Joseph Willems (circa 1705-1766) will be one of the highlights of the exhibition. The statue is signed and dated 1736 and stands 29½ inches (74.9cm) high. A three-dimensional depiction of a black man is highly unusual for the period. Whilst there are numerous representations of black men in paintings, sculptures are particularly rare. This work is especially interesting as it shows him going about an e