Cildo Meireles - Latin America New York Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Gift of the artist to the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Tate Modern; Barcelona, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Fine Arts; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Cildo Meireles, October 14, 2008 – June 27, 2010. Traveling exhibition. (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    i), ii) G. Brett, Ed., Cildo Meireles, London, 2008, p. 79 (another example illustrated)
    D. Cameron, P. Herkenhoff, and G. Mosquera, Cildo Meireles, London, 1999, p. 45 (another example illustrated)
    iii) G. Brett, Ed., Cildo Meireles, London, 2008, p.78 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Cildo Meireles

    Brazilian • 1948

    At the core of Cildo Meireles' conceptual artistic practice is an interest in the functions of economic and political systems. Meireles forms part of the younger generation of Brazilian Neo-Concrete artists who were chiefly concerned with integrating spectator participation in the execution of their artworks, provoking the viewer's sensorial awareness.

    In his seminal series, Insertion In Ideological Circuits 2: Banknote Project (1970), Meireles printed politically subversive messages on American and Brazilian banknotes and sent them into circulation. This vandalism forced viewers to confront the reality of their political and economic systems and question their role and participation within said systems. This one series is emblematic of his larger body of work, which continues to intrigue and confound viewers today.

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Three Works: i), ii) Zero Cruzeiro; iii) Zero Centavo

i), ii) offset print on paper; iii) nickel
i), ii) 2 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (7 x 15.6 cm); iii) 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
i), ii) Each signed "Cildo Meireles" lower right; iii) Stamped "CM 1978" along the edges.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,000

Latin America

20 November 2012
New York