Armando Mariño - Latin America New York Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    The series concept is based on the idea that every contemporary object is affected by a colonial past. The history of Western culture is closely linked to its colonial past, so it follows that those objects and creations produced by the Western world are imbued with this past. The resources, the labor that gives life to these resources, and the conditions of production under which they are made are all the result of colonialism, the highest expression of which is European colonialism. For this reason, in these pieces human legs support the objects and are the deus ex machina of their existence, the source of their mobility, and their reason for being: living metaphors of their colonial past.
    Armando Mariño, 2013



Untitled (Colonial Heritage Series)

watercolor on wove paper, in 2 parts
each 60 1/4 x 40 in. (153 x 101.6 cm.); overall 60 1/4 x 80 in. (153 x 203.2 cm.)
Signed, titled and dated "Serie Herencia Colonial Armando Mariño 2003" lower edge.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $13,750

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
+ 1 212 940 1216

Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm