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  • Provenance

    Galería La Cometa, Bogota
    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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Property from a Private Colombian Collection

44

Agua I

twice signed, titled, dated and numbered "1020 - Agua 1 - 2002 - Olga de Amaral" on labels affixed on the back
gesso, acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
81 3/4 x 25 1/2 in. (207.6 x 64.8 cm)
Executed in 2002, this work is registered in the artist's archives under reference number OA1020 and is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$90,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $100,000

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Latin America

New York Auction 21 November 2017