Jac Leirner - Latin America New York Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Rio de Janeiro

  • Exhibited

    São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Aberto Fechado: Caixa e livro na arte brasileira, 20 October 2012- 13 January 2013

  • Literature

    A. Nelson, R. Storr, Jac Leirner in Conversation with Adele Nelson, New York: Fundación Cisneros, 2011, p. 131 (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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10 cellophane cigarette pack wrappers in Plexiglas box
8 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (22 x 10 x 6 cm.)
Signed, titled, numbered and dated "21/60 Pulmão Jac 1987" upper edge. This work is number 21 from an edition of 60.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $23,750

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
+ 1 212 940 1216

Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm