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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Two works: (i) Zero Dollar (ii) Zero Cruzeiro

offset print on paper
(i) 2 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (7 x 15.6 cm)
(ii) 3 x 6 1/4 in. (7.6 x 15.9 cm)

Each signed "Cildo Meireles" lower right.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $2,375

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York 26 May 2015 4pm