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  • Provenance

    The Kim Esteve Collection, São Paulo

  • Literature

    E. Leffingwell, The Keeper's Memory, The Kim Esteve Collection and a Narrative History of Chácara Flora, São Paulo: Editora Terceiro Nome, 2003, p. 217 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Among Esteve’s three monumental pigmented cast resin panels at the hand of Rosa, this 1985 example is boldly incised into thirds as though with a laser, emphasizing ethe artist extreme abandonment of figuration and an interest in the modulation of the color field. Rosa studied engraving and ceramics, subsequently turning to painting.  Of real significance to the dynamics of Rosa’s progress, Rosa studied with the artist Wesley Duke Lee and in 1972 began to attend the Escola Brasil, initially as pupil and subsequently as lecturer. At the time of his invention of this technique, his work increasingly acquired a three-dimensional quality marked by gestural painting. The artist essayed further experiments in synthetic resin, which permitted a variation in transparencies and tones.

BRAZILIAN

215

Untitled

1984
Pigment and resin on canvas.
59 1/8 x 96 1/2 in. (150.2 x 245.1 cm).

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

LATIN AMERICA

29 September 2010
New York