Cildo Meireles - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Phillips

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  • Cildo Meireles is a Brazilian conceptual artist who frequently engages with auditory elements in his work. He categorises the present lot, Sal Sem Carne (1975), or Salt Without Meat, as a "sound sculpture". Sal Sem Carne is a vinyl record, accompanied by a lithographed sleeve, that features audio recordings of printed images and sounds that collectively recount the massacre of Brazil's Krahó people. This piece was greatly influenced by the close interaction with numerous indigenous groups that Meireles experienced due to his father's involvement with the Indian Protection Service. Within the LP's recordings, one can find narratives detailing the massacres of native communities as well as audio clips of authentic indigenous music and rituals.




Sal Sem Carne (Salt Without Meat)

Sound sculpture comprising a black vinyl LP at 33 1/3 rpm (50 mins), with accompanying printed insert, all contained in the original laminated and offset lithograph printed card sleeve.
record 30.5 cm (12 in.) diam.
sleeve 31 x 31 cm (12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.)

Signed and dedicated 'Para Ronaldo a amizado do Cildo' in black ink on the record label, recorded on an 8-track cartridge and pressed by Tapecar, Brazil (1974), published by Galeria Luiz Buarque de Hollanda & Paulo Bittencourt, Rio de Janeiro.

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£5,000 - 7,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 17 - 18 January 2024