Artur Barrio - LATIN AMERICA New York Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Kim Esteve Collection, São Paulo

  • Literature

    E. Leffingwell, The Keeper's Memory, The Kim Esteve Collection and a Narrative History of Chácara Flora, Sáo Paulo: Editora Terceiro Nome, 2003

  • Catalogue Essay

    Among the lively anomalies in this focused sampling from the Esteve collection is Artur Barrio’s handsome Portrait of Picasso with Greek Profile (1986). A painting in the form of a drawing, it is ornamented with marking, scrawls and notations, and is empathetic with Esteve’s ongoing interest in the experimental art of the 1980s. Known for his installations, interactive and performance art, Barrio first devoted himself to the work of a painter in 1965. In 1969, he began to create work made with organic materials and detritus and wrote a manifesto challenges the traditional categories of art and its relationship to market, social and political issues. Barrio has engaged the viewer as participant, often without the viewer’s awareness. He appeared in the landmark MoMA show Information in 1970 and in Documenta XI, 2002.



Portrait of Picasso with Greek Profile

Acrylic on canvas.
50 3/4 x 57 1/2 in. (128.9 x 146.1 cm).
Signed and dated "A. Barrio 86" upper left corner; titled "RETRATO DE PICASSO COM PERFIL GRECO" along the top and bottom edges.

$30,000 - 40,000 


29 September 2010
New York