Willys de Castro - Latin America New York Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sylvio Nery Gallery, São Paulo
    Private Collection
    Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York
    Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    “In general, Castro used the positive-negative motif to unify the composition at the centre. But he also combined clusters of motifs, activating the pictorial field as a whole. In both circumstances, the artist created imaginary unities… Painting has become the ideal field of a mental operation: having to decide between experience and understanding, he privileges the latter.”

    (R. Rodrigues da Silva, “Rediscovering Interdisciplinarity in Contemporary Brazilian Art: The work of Willys de Castro”, Third Text, 24:6, 2010, pp. 681-695)



Two Works: Projetos Para Pintura

Gouache on paper.
Each 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (9 x 7 cm).
Dated on the reverse. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Hércules Barsotti.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Latin America

14 & 15 November 2011
New York