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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Argentina

  • 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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Inserções em circuitos ideológicos

1970/2013
transfer text on three Coca-Cola glass bottles
each 9 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (24.4 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm)
Printed with "C.M. 5-70" on a label affixed to each bottle.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

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