Adriana Varejão - Latin America New York Saturday, October 3, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

  • Artist Biography

    Adriana Varejão

    Brazilian • 1964

    The diverse work of Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão examines such themes as anthropology and miscegenation in contemporary Brazilian society. Born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Varejão possesses an oeuvre spanning painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation and photography.

    A common motif in Varejão's oeuvre is that of the Azulejo, a traditional Portuguese ceramic tile. In her most famous series, Jerked-beef ruin (2000-'04), Varejão ruptures the ceramic tiles violently exposing a flesh-like interior. The stark contrast between the aesthetically pleasing blue geometric tiles and the visceral interior provides commentary on modern forms of colonization in contemporary Brazilian society.

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Monocromo Branco #3 & #4

Oil on plaster on canvas.
39 1/4 x 39 1/2 in. (99.7 x 100.3 cm) each.
Each signed, titled and dated "A. Varejão 'Monocromo' 2001/2002" on the reverse.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $110,500

Latin America

3 Oct 2009
New York