Lot 8
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Nedo (1926-2001)

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80,000 - 120,000 USD
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Description

  • Nedo
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated 1960 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 59 by 59 in.
  • 150 by 150 cm
oil on canvas

Provenance

Gisela Santander, Caracas
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1994

Exhibited

Caracas, Galería G, Nedo, 1962
Miami, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction, October 13, 2010-January 2, 2011, p. 51, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

Prolific designer, painter and teacher, Nedo Mion Ferrario, also known simply as Nedo, emigrated from Italy to Venezuela in the 1950s. Fully conversant in European modernist ideals, Nedo is credited as having launched Venezuelan graphic design to the world stage. The present painting, one of the few existing works produced between the short but decisive period between 1959 and 1962, presents a highly accomplished synthesis of modernism and Nedo's visual investigations into textural and non-geometric abstraction. Exquisitely painted in monochromatic white, the work explores visual ambiguity by challenging our perception of space.       
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