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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Rio de Janeiro

  • Catalogue Essay

    Unlike cinema or music or literature, the physical art object allows the possibility of immediate attraction or repulsion. Consequently I believe that it is important not to abandon that historically characteristic property of the art object, its instantaneousness.
    Cildo Meireles, 2001

  • 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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BRAZIL

9

Untitled

1966
oil on canvas
28 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. (72 x 100 cm.)
Signed and dated "Cildo Meireles 1966" on the reverse.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

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Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm