Sergio Camargo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Michel Seuphor (acquired directly from the artist in 1966)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1971

  • 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.

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signed and dated "Camargo 65" on the reverse
painted wood assemblage
9 1/2 x 7 x 2 in. (24.1 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm)
Executed in 1965, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Raquel Arnaud.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $88,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022