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  • Provenance

    Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • 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 THE ESTATE OF DR. DAVID V. BECKER

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"Vestigio 47," 1997

Gold leaf, gesso, woven colored natural fibers mounted on board.
16 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (41.3 x 40 cm)
Reverse inscribed in black ink with 893/"Vestigio 47"/OLGA DE AMARAL/1997 and artist's signature.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $32,500

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