Eduardo Terrazas - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, April 16, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Eduardo Terrazas came to prominence as a young architect in 1968 for his design of the Olympic Games logo in Mexico City. The logo was inspired by the folk art and handicraft techniques produced by the Huichol people, and set a precedent for the geometric forms that have since defined the artist’s visual language.

    In the 1970-80s, Terrazas developed the concept of Possibilities of a Structure, experimenting with the formal relationships of geometric elements through drawings. At that time, the artist mostly explored these relationships in drawings made in marker pen and has more recently realised these in the celebrated Terrazas structures of wool yarn and Campeche wax on panel. The dating of the present work is explained by its original conception as a drawing in 1974 and final realisation in 2015.

    • Provenance

      Timothy Taylor, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      London, Timothy Taylor, Eduardo Terrazas, 4 September - 3 October 2015


Possibilities of a Structure: Cosmos 1.1.130

signed 'Terrazas' on the reverse
wool yarn on panel covered with Campeche wax
120.5 x 120.5 cm (47 1/2 x 47 1/2 in.)
Executed in 1974 - 2015.

Full Cataloguing

£25,000 - 35,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 April 2021