Olga de Amaral - Latin America New York Monday, November 24, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Bogotá

  • 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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Segmento I

gold leaf and acrylic on gessoed linen
23 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (60 x 30 cm.)
Signed, titled, numbered and dated "R. 901 'Segmento I' Olga de Amaral 1998" on the reverse. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. This work is registered in the artist's archives under reference number OA0901.

$30,000 - 50,000 

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Laura González
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Latin America

New York Auction 24 November 2014 2pm