Cildo Meireles - Evening & Day Editions New York Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Literature

    Herkenhoff, G. Cildo Meireles, New York 1999 (another example illustrated, pp. 74-75).

  • 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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Fontes (Fountains/Sources)

Two rulers made of wood and metal, painted in colors,
both 8 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 5/8 in (20.6 x 4.4 x 1.6 cm)(folded)
both stamped `Fontes CM 92' in black ink, multiple created in association with the Documenta piece Fontes, 1992, both in very good condition.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $52,500

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York