Ernesto Neto - New Now London Thursday, July 13, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galeria Camargo Vilaça, Saõ Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World, exh. cat., Hayward Gallery, London, 2010, p. 84 (other examples illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Ernesto Neto

    Brazilian • 1964

    Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto creates monumental installations and objects of diverse biomorphic shapes and forms that often occupy entire rooms. The works are primarily concerned with corporeality and visual seduction. Viewers are encouraged to participate with the works, and Neto engages the viewer's tactile and olfactory senses through different textures and scents, employing a myriad of synthetic non-traditional materials including nylon and polyamide fabrics, newspaper, nets and aromatic and boldly colored spices. Neto works around the space of the body, where the physical immersion into his works is like a continuation of his own body and mind.

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Property from the Collection of Jimmy Belilty



iron bar and rubber ball, in 2 parts
iron bar 99.8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm (39 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
ball diameter 5.5 cm (2 1/8 in.)
installation dimensions approx. 103 x 6 x 10 cm (40 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Executed in 1988.

£12,000 - 18,000 

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London Auction 13 July 2023