Metros

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  • Provenance

    Collection of Luzinete Menezes, Rio de Janeiro
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    Cildo Meireles

    Brazilian • 1948

    At the core of Cildo Meireles' conceptual artistic practice is an interest in the functions of economic and political systems. Meireles forms part of the younger generation of Brazilian Neo-Concrete artists who were chiefly concerned with integrating spectator participation in the execution of their artworks, provoking the viewer's sensorial awareness.



    In his seminal series, Insertion In Ideological Circuits 2: Banknote Project (1970), Meireles printed politically subversive messages on American and Brazilian banknotes and sent them into circulation. This vandalism forced viewers to confront the reality of their political and economic systems and question their role and participation within said systems. This one series is emblematic of his larger body of work, which continues to intrigue and confound viewers today.

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Metros

1977/1992
painted wooden rulers
21 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. (54 x 37.8 cm); dimensions variable
Signed, titled and dated "Metros - 1977 1992 - Cildo Meireles" on the reverse.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for $93,750

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 23 May 2016