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  • Provenance

    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

  • 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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Sonho de Valsa (Dream Waltz)

2004-2005
Candy wrappers, plastic, packing tape and paper collage.
68 x 57 3/4 in. (172.7 x 146.7 cm).

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £132,500

Property from The Vanmoerkerke Collection, Belgium

3 Apr 2008, 4pm
London