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Mira Schendel
1919 - 1988
signed on the reverse
tempera on jute
30 by 21.5cm.; 11 7/8 by 8 1/2 in.
Executed in 1960.
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This work is not accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Mira Schendel Archive.


Mario Schenberg and Lourdes Cedran Collection, Sao Paulo (a gift from the artist)
Art and Antiques Gallery, Sao Paolo
Private Collection, Brasil
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“[Schendel] was interested in geometric abstraction, but the abstraction in her work is a different kind. She is offering an alternate paradigm; she establishes an alternative line, to do with being and ontology, through a minimal, precarious gesture - a kind of softness A slight gesture can be powerful.”

Tanya Barson

Holly Williams, 'The woman in black: Mira Schendel is finally bursting on to the British art scene', The Independent, 31 August 2013

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