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157

Metaesquema

printed with the inscription "grupo frente helio oiticica" on the reverse
gouache on cardboard
image 6 1/8 x 4 in. (15.6 x 10.2 cm.)
sheet 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (17.5 x 12.1 cm.)
This work can be hung horizontally.

Executed in 1957-1958, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Projeto Hélio Oiticica.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $50,000

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261
jmccord@phillips.com

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Rio de Janeiro (gifted by the artist)

  • Artist Bio

    Hélio Oiticica

    Brazilian • 1937 - 1980

    Hélio Oiticica is one of Brazil's most influential artists. His work ranges from abstract compositions to early environmental installations exploring color, form, and material. He studied under Ivan Serpa in the mid-1950s and joined Grupo Frente, an association of artists in Rio de Janeiro interested in developing the legacy of European Constructivism within the context of the modernization of Brazil. Disagreements with the São Paulo Ruptura group led Oiticica and Lygia Clark to create the Neo-Concrete group (1959-'61).

    His Metaesquemas (1957-'58) are an important series of gouaches where color is reduced to a few tones and broken into irregular shapes that are isolated within a grid. However he soon rejected this conventional art form for more radical ones that demanded viewer participation, including his Parangoles (1964–'68), three-dimensional sculptures based on traditional Brazilian Carnival costumes. Yet an exploration of the physical nature of color remained a constant in his work up until his untimely death in 1980.

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157

Metaesquema

printed with the inscription "grupo frente helio oiticica" on the reverse
gouache on cardboard
image 6 1/8 x 4 in. (15.6 x 10.2 cm.)
sheet 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (17.5 x 12.1 cm.)
This work can be hung horizontally.

Executed in 1957-1958, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Projeto Hélio Oiticica.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $50,000

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261
jmccord@phillips.com

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018