Sergio Camargo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Guy Brett, Sergio Camargo: Luz e Sombra, São Paulo, 2007, p. 84 (illustrated)
    Guy Brett, Paulo Venancio Filho and Gabriel Pérez Barreiro, Sergio Camargo: Liber Albus, São Paulo, 2014, p. 182 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Sergio Camargo

    Brazilian • 1930 - 1990

    Sergio Camargo was a Brazilian artist known for his sculptures, wall-based reliefs and architectural commissions. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he studied in Buenos Aires and Paris before returning to Brazil in 1950 at which point he became familiar with the Constructivist movement. During the 1960s and 1970s his work became dominated by wooden, terracotta, marble and stone forms, cylindrical or cuboid in shape, jutting out in relief with geometric precision from monochrome white surfaces. The interjecting lines created across the white surfaces by shadow and light evoke the interplay of alternating modes of rationality and chaos, fullness and emptiness. The three-dimensional constructions are meticulous in their use of color and form, simultaneously minimalist in order and expansive in their study of volume and light.

    View More Works



painted wood
6 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. (17.1 x 11.7 x 4.1 cm.)
Executed in 1965, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Raquel Arnaud.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018