Cildo Meireles - New Now London Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gifted from the artist to the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Tate Modern; Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Gallery of Ontario, Cildo Meireles, 14 October 2008 - 27 June 2010 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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parts 1) 2) 3) stamped with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'FONTES CM 92' at either end
part 4) stamped with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'FONTES CM 92' at one end

wood rulers with metal hinges, in 4 parts
each 200 x 1.5 cm (78 3/4 x 0 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1992.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £18,750

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London Auction 5 December 2018