Jac Leirner - Latin America New York Thursday, May 23, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    Mexico City, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil; Guadalajara, Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara, Alma Colectiva: Colección López Martínez, May 19- November 15, 1999
    Guadalajara, La Planta Arte Contemporáneo Omnilife, Yäq, November 2007

  • Artist Biography

    Jac Leirner

    Brazilian • 1961

    Considered one of Brazil's most important contemporary artists, Jac Leirner manipulates found materials to create work that offers biting social commentary on the economy and consumer culture. She was born in 1961 in São Paulo to prominent patrons of Brazilian art. The importance of "collecting" has always been integral in Leriner's life, as her father, Adolfo Leirner, was a prominent collector of Neo-Concrete art. While the artist's parents were interested in collecting quality pieces, Leirner asserts that her interest lies in amassing large quantities of found objects. Leirner configures these found objects into numerous patterns, creating large sculptural installations that explore themes of space, color and materiality.

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found plastic bags
43 x 25 in. (109.2 x 63.5 cm.)
Signed, titled and dated "Names Jac Leirner 1989" on the reverse.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $52,500

Contact Specialist
Henry Allsopp
Worldwide Director, Latin American Art
+ 1 212 940 1216

Latin America

New York 23 May 2013 4pm