Jac Leirner - New Now New York Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Lelong, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Milwaukee Art Museum; Phoenix Art Museum, Latin American Women Artists, 1915-1995, March 3, 1995 - April 29, 1996, no. 186, p. 24 (illustrated)

  • 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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Double Blue Chain

signed and dated "Jac Leirner 1991" on a bank note
sewn bank notes on buckram
456 x 5 1/2 in. (1158.2 x 14 cm.)
Executed in 1991.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $52,500

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New York Auction 26 September 2018