Beatriz Milhazes - Evening & Day Editions New York Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Artist Biography

    Beatriz Milhazes

    Brazilian • 1960

    Beatriz Milhazes is best known for her vibrantly colored yet calculated compositions. The artist has cited Baroque architecture, lace work, Carnival decoration and the flora of the Jardim Botanico in Rio de Janiero chief among her inspirations. Milhazes' artistic practice is akin to monotype or collage in that the artist first paints motifs directly onto transparent plastic sheets and later applies them to the canvas, leaving the plastic to dry. The superimposed image allows for overlapping and layering, resulting in a textured canvas and a distorted central focal point. While seemingly chaotic, Milhazes' compositions are perfectly balanced due to the artist's technically sophisticated use of geometric forms and chromatic color palate.

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Pimienta vermelha (Red Pepper)

The complete set of three screenprints in colors, on Saunders 410g paper, the full sheets,
two S. 31 1/2 x 15 3/4 in (80 x 40 cm);
one S. 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in (80 x 80 cm)

one signed, titled, dated '2010' and numbered 15/40 in pencil on the reverse, published by Durham press, Durham, Pennsylvania (all with their blindstamp), all in excellent condition, all framed.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $52,500

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York