Beatriz Milhazes - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 29, 2013 | Phillips
  • 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.

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Rosa branca no centro (White Rose in Center)

Screenprint in colors, on Somerset Velvet paper, the full sheet,
S. 30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
signed, dated `97' and numbered 24/24 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by Durham Press, Durham, Pennsylvania, several creases near the sheet edges (with associated minor cracking in the inks), affixed to the support in places along the reverse of the sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $21,250

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New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm