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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Rio de Janeiro

  • 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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BRAZIL

89

Untitled

1973
watercolor and ink on paper
10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (26 x 20 cm.)
Signed and dated "Tunga 73" lower right. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250

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Head of Latin America Sale
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Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm