Tunga - Latin America New York Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galería Distrito 4, Madrid
    Christie's, New York, Postwar and Contemporary Art, 12 September, 2012, lot 24
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography


    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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Five works: (i)True Rouge Shadow with Profile I; (ii)True Rouge Shadow with Profile II; (iii)True Rouge Shadow with Profile III; (iv) True Rouge Shadow with Profile IV; (v) True Rouge Shadow with Profile V

Fuji Crystal archive print
each 30 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (78.1 x 52.7 cm)
This work is number 1 from an edition of 7.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $16,250

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Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York 26 May 2015 4pm