T03850 Angels 1971
Walnut 940 x 880 x 193 (37 x 34 5/8 x 7 5/8)
Presented by Jim Ede 1984
Prov: Richard Demarco Gallery 1975; bought Jim Ede 1975
Exh: Romanian Art Today, 25th Edinburgh International Festival 1971, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Aug.-Sept. 1971 (not in cat.)
Lit: Marina Vaizey, 'Belgians and Romanians', Financial Times, 3 Sept. 1971, p.3 repr.; Hilary Spurling, 'Seductive Landscape', Observer, 5 Sept. 1971; Ovidu Maitec, exh. cat., Sala Dalles, Bucharest 1985, p.29
Unless otherwise indicated, all quotations from the artist come from a letter to the compiler, postmarked 9 March 1988.
T03850 was made during the spring and summer of 1975 in the artist's studio and the surrounding grounds in Bucharest. Although not made specifically for a commission or competition, the artist writes, 'while I was working on it I was thinking of the Edinburgh exhibition, where I had been invited to participate'. Maitec did not make any preliminary sketches for this work. However, he writes, 'there might be amongst my older papers some "working drawings", on which I usually foresee and note technical solutions for the processing of the material itself'. He works alone, without assistants…