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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, San Francisco

  • 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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Moon Basket 14

signed, titled and dated "Moon Basket 14 - 1988 - Olga de Amaral" on label affixed on the reverse
gesso, acrylic and gold leaf on linen
65 3/8 x 47 1/2 in. (166.1 x 120.7 cm)
Executed in 1988, this work is registered in the artist's archives under reference number OA0536.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $81,250

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale, Latin American Art
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 22 November 2016