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  • Provenance

    The Kim Esteve Collection, São Paulo

  • Literature

    E. Leffingwell, The Keeper's Memory, The Kim Esteve Collection and a Narrative History of Chácara Flora, São Paulo: Editora Terceiro Nome, 2003, p. 195 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Both figurative and abstract, Franco’s series of paintings in the form of installations have included Esteve’s Peles (1990), a seductive painting in oil on canvas with the appearance of the stretched hide of a jungle cat – the “peles” of the title. The spotted field appears strewn with the images of cartridges and numbers designating the calibration of the .44 Magnum and .22 long rifle. Franco is regarded as Brazil’s most important creator of politically charged public art. He has exhibited widely, including at the Museu de Resident in Goiânia, in São Paulo and internationally.

BRAZILIAN

206

Peles

1990
Oil on canvas.
43 1/4 x 35 3/8 in. (109.9 x 89.9 cm).
Signed "Siron" lower left corner.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

LATIN AMERICA

29 September 2010
New York