Sergio Camargo - New Now London Thursday, July 13, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

  • Literature

    Guy Brett, Raquel Arnaud and Ronaldo Brito, eds., Sergio Camargo : Luz e Sombra (Light and Shadow), São Paulo, 2007, p. 94 (illustrated)
    Carlos Nunes, Marilucia Bottallo and David Forell, eds., Mis piedras - Sergio Camargo : ateliês 1950-1990, São Paulo, 2020, p. 76 (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.

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Property from the Collection of Jimmy Belilty



incised with the artist's signature 'Camargo' on the reverse
Carrara marble
7.4 x 10.9 x 7.1 cm (2 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Executed in 1970, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Raquel Arnaud.

£12,000 - 18,000 

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London Auction 13 July 2023