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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist; Private collection, New York

  • Artist Biography

    Tunga

    Brazilian • 1952 - 2016

    Tunga was born in Palmares, Brazil and trained as an architect. He chose to pursue a visual arts career, through which he is best known for his subversive sculpture, installations and performances. At only 22, Tunga held his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, drawing the attention of the art world with the title Museu da Masturbação Infantil (Museum of Childhood Masturbation).

    Like this first exhibition, Tunga's works are psychologically charged and influenced by Surrealism and Constructivism. His art is highly conceptual and conveys spatial concerns, often dealing with bodily organs and functions, desires and rituals that he depicted in enigmatic environments, employing non-traditional mediums such as teeth, hair, nets and skulls.

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Exogenous Axis

2000
Metal and wood.
81 x 13 x 13 in. (205.7 x 33 x 33 cm).

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

Latin America

3 Oct 2009
New York