Caranguejo

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  • Provenance

    Galeria Ronie Mesquita, Rio de Janeiro
    Private Collection, London

  • Artist Bio

    Lygia Clark

    Brazilian • 1920 - 1988

    Lygia Clark was a Brazilian artist associated with the Constructivist and Tropicalia movements. During the 1950s she was primarily known for her paintings and sculptures, but during the 1960s and 1970s she began to explore the idea of sensory perception. Along with other Brazilian artists including Helio Oiticica, she co-founded the Neo-Concrete movement based on the principle that art should be subjective and organic, liable to manipulation by the spectator. She sought new ways to engage the viewer ('the participant') with her work, which became increasingly abstract and holistic. Clark's focus on healing and art therapy redefined the relationship between art and the public, and has become a seminal point of reference for contemporary artists addressing the limitations of conventional art forms.

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Caranguejo

1984
aluminum
flat 6 x 11 1/8 in. (15.2 x 28.3 cm.)
Dimensions vary according to configuration.

Signed "Lygia Clark" on a certificate of authenticity accompanying the work. This work is number 484 from an edition of 1,000. This work is accompanied by the original acrylic and cardboard box, issued by the artist for the Bolsa de Valores do Rio de Janeiro in August, 1984. This work is based on a study created in balsa wood in 1959, followed by an aluminum model created in 1961.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

sold for $23,750

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
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Latin America

New York Auction 29 May 2014 4pm