Lot 112
  • 112

Claudio Bravo (1936 - 2011)

Estimate
400,000 - 600,000 USD
Sold
490,000 USD
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Description

  • Claudio Bravo
  • White Package
  • signed lower left and dated MCMLXIX lower right
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Sale: Christie's, New York, The Latin American Sale, June 2, 1999, lot 38, illustrated in color
Private Collection, Mexico City
Private Collection, Miami

Exhibited

Miami, Bass Museum of Art, Claudio Bravo, White Packages, November 13, 1997-January 11, 1998, no. 8, p. 42,  illustrated

Catalogue Note

"I think that I was originally inspired to do these pictures after looking at some works by Antoni Tàpies, whom I greatly admired. He'd done paintings with string that resembled wrapped objects. Rothko's work was also instrumental, but in a more indirect way. Yes, there's some mystery in the wrapped packages, but what I really wanted to paint was the wrapping. I wanted to give a sense of trompe-l'œil tactility. I'm constantly realistic...even when I painted my few abstract pictures there was always a sense of geology about them...volcanoes, mountains, large landscapes were suggested." 
Claudio Bravo in Edward Sullivan, Claudio Bravo, Rizzoli, New York, 1985, p. 36-37
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