Lot 10
  • 10

Sergio Camargo (1930-1990)

150,000 - 200,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Sergio Camargo
  • Untitled (Relief No 355)
  • signed, titled, dated 71, and dedicated on the reverse
  • painted wood construction
  • 29 1/2 by 37 5/8 by 9 in.
  • 75 by 95 by 22.5 cm


Gift from the artist
Private Collection, Scandinavia 
Thence by descent


Hovikodden, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Gromholts-Samling, November 28, 1973-January 1974, no. 16

Catalogue Note

'Just as it would be impossible to calculate an orbital flight with Roman numerals, so the contemporary artist has had to invent another system of language to enable him to understand and express the reality of which he has become aware. It was important to undertake the destruction of established academic values, to efface them. For they were blocking thought, they were preventing us from approaching the vast field of contemporary complexity. I have been able to follow in this arduous enterprise undertaken by creative artists since the beginning of the century, a continuing process of dematerialization of the work of art. Subjects don't count any longer, and the extraction of pure forms has opened the way to a freer kind of creation where the material object, transposed is dissolved into a psychic field, lyrical space, palpitating a kind of aura which the work creates for itself.'

Sergio Camargo 

Guy Brett, Sergio Camargo: Luz E Sombra, Sao Paulo, Arauco, 2007, p. 48