Beatriz Milhazes - Editions New York Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | Phillips

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  • 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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O Espelho (The Mirror)

Screenprint in colors, on Coventry Rag paper, the full sheet,
S. 40 5/8 x 24 in. (103.2 x 61 cm)
signed, titled, dated `2000' and numbered 37/40 in pencil on the reverse, published by Durham Press, Durham, Pennsylvania (with their blindstamp), very minor soiling at lower left, four soft creases at lower right, center lower sheet, and upper and lower left sheet (all with associated minor cracking in the inks), a very slight pressure mark in places along the perimeter of the sheet (visible only in raking light), skinning in places along the reverse of the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, unframed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $11,250


8 June 2010
New York