Cildo Meireles - Latin America New York Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Argentina

  • Exhibited

    London, Tate Modern, Cildo Meireles, October 14 2008 - January 11 2009, then travelled to Barcelona, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (February 11 - May 3 2009), The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (June 3 - September 27 2009), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 22 - February 7 2010), Art Gallery of Ontario (March 27 - June 27 2010)

  • 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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4 painted wood rulers
78 3/4 x 3/4 in. (200 x 1.9 cm)
Each signed and dated "FONTES CM 92" on the edges.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $56,250

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Latin America

New York 26 May 2015 4pm