Olga de Amaral - Latin America New York Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Bogotá
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Olga de Amaral

    Colombian • 1932

    At age 22 with a degree in architectural design, Olga de Amaral moved from Bogotá to the United States where she studied fiber art at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She returned to Colombia in 1955, and in 1956 she and her husband, Jim Amaral, opened a workshop of hand-woven textiles. De Amaral's distinctive large-scale abstract woven pieces are often covered in gold and silver leaf, lending them a shimmering, almost sculptural quality in contrast to the feeling of a tapestry. Her richly textured pieces evoke the varied natural landscapes of Colombia as well as ancient pre-Columbian gold artifacts. The artist's architectural background is evident in the precise sculptural quality of her works, but de Amaral says her craft is driven by emotion and that she does not plan for particular patterns to emerge. 

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Vestigio No. 7

gold leaf, gesso and woven natural fibers mounted on board
13 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (34.3 x 31.8 x 3.8 cm.)
Signed, titled and dated "Vestigio 7 1994 Olga de Amaral" on a label affixed to the reverse.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $30,000

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New York Auction 29 May 2014 4pm