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  • Provenance

    Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo

  • Exhibited

    Turin, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Lei. Donne delle Collezioni Italiane, November 6, 2003 - February 8, 2004

  • 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 Periquito

Acrylic on canvas.

78 1/2 x 99 in. (199.4 x 251.5 cm).
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £144,000

The Marino Golinelli Collection

13 October 2007, 1pm