1970s Large Toucan Sculpture by Sergio Bustamante in Copper and Brass


Categories: , , CONDITION: Good DATE: 1970 DIMENSIONS: H 28 in. x W 17 in. x D 22 in.

Large, life-size brass and copper Sergio Bustamante toucan on a hanging perch. Bustamante’s work was most recently featured by Architectural Digest in its September 2019, where rock star and interior designer extraordinaire chose a Bustamente perched parrot for the home of Braden Williams (see last photo),

Sergio Bustamante has lived in the Guadalajara area of Mexico for most of his life. He left his pursuit of an architectural degree for a life as an artist beginning with paintings and papier mâché figures. He was first exhibited at the Galeria Misracha in Mexico City in 1966. In 1975 he joined other artists to establish the “Family Workshop Studio” in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico.

In the mid-1970s, Bustamante began creating sculptures in metals reflecting animal themes, many in bronze and copper. This large toucan is one of those works and is a limited edition piece created by hand. Today, he is one of Mexico’s most renowned artists with a global following for his uniquely inspiring and beautiful pieces of art.