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Mira Schendel (1919-1988)

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40,000 - 60,000 USD
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Description

  • Mira Schendel
  • Untitled (Two Works)
  • ecoline ink and gold on artisanal paper
  • 15 5/8 by 11 3/8 in.; 15 5/8 by 11 3/8 in.
  • 39.6 by 28.8 cm; 39.6 by 28.8 cm
  • Executed in 1981.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist circa 1985
Private Collection, New York

Catalogue Note

Executed in the early 1980s, the present drawings embody Mira Schendel's mastery of monochromatic formalism. While undeniably fragile in their delicate transparency, both works convey a decidedly elegant treatment of absolute color. Here, at its most essential, formalism gives way to the spiritual through the subtle interplay of minimal golden details; medieval notions of the divine that overcome the clamor of much contemporary painting. 
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