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

    Geneva, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Jac Leirner: Corpus Delicti, October 10 - December 19, 1993
    New York, Galerie Lelong, Jac Leirner: Corpus Delicti, January 18 - February 19, 1994
    Milwaukee Art Museum; Phoenix Art Museum; The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Museo de las Americas; Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts, Latin American Women Artists: 1915 - 1995, March 3, 1995 - April 26, 1996, p. 163 (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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Untitled (Corpus Delicti)

felt, airline glasses and polyurethane cord
108 x 3 x 3 in. (274.3 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm.)
Executed in 1993.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $18,750

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New York Auction 26 September 2018