Cildo Meireles - Saturday @ Phillips New York Friday, December 1, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo

  • 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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Wooden box with two miniature desks, rubber figurine, pins and plastic sticks.
11 5/8 x 15 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. (29.5 x 38.7 x 7.3 cm).
Signed, dated and numbered on bottom. This work is from an edition of 1000.

$1,000 - 2,000 

Saturday @ Phillips

2 Dec 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York NY