Create your first list.

A way to share and manage lots.

  • Provenance

    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo

  • Artist Biography

    Beatriz Milhazes

    Brazilian • 1960

    Beatriz Milhazes is best known for her vibrantly colored yet calculated compositions. The artist has cited Baroque architecture, lace work, Carnival decoration and the flora of the Jardim Botanico in Rio de Janiero chief among her inspirations. Milhazes' artistic practice is akin to monotype or collage in that the artist first paints motifs directly onto transparent plastic sheets and later applies them to the canvas, leaving the plastic to dry. The superimposed image allows for overlapping and layering, resulting in a textured canvas and a distorted central focal point. While seemingly chaotic, Milhazes' compositions are perfectly balanced due to the artist's technically sophisticated use of geometric forms and chromatic color palate.

    View More Works

105

Acorde, Mamãe (Wake, Mom)

1995
Acrylic on canvas.
47 2/3 x 67 2/3 in. (121.1 x 171.9 cm).
Signed, titled and dated "B. Milhazes Acorde Mamãe 1995" on the reverse.  This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. 

Estimate
$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $374,500

Contemporary Art Part II

14 Nov 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York