Lot 112
  • 112

Claudio Bravo (1936 - 2011)

400,000 - 600,000 USD
490,000 USD
bidding is closed


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


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


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