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Olga de Amaral
ALQUIMIA 81
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
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291
Olga de Amaral
ALQUIMIA 81
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Olga de Amaral
B. 1932
ALQUIMIA 81
signed, titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
gesso and gold leaf on linen
67 by 51 1/2 in. 170 by 131 cm.
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Provenance

Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist in 1992) 
Bonhams, New York, 15 November 2016, Lot 23
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Matthew Drutt, Edward Lucie-Smith, Juan Carlos Moyano Ortiz, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Twylene Moyer, Jacques Leenhardt, Agnès Monplaisir, Olga de Amaral and Diego Amaral, Olga de Amaral: The Mantle of Memory, Paris, 2013, no. OA0660

Catalogue Note

"In a figurative sense, the universe is a tapestry. A true tapestry, a work of art, is a miniature universe. Perhaps because of this, weaving for Olga de Amaral is a search for the intangible, for that which cannot be expressed in words but is present in art...She has enriched tapestry's eloquence from perspectives that emphasize the poetry of form, the strength of texture, the abstractions of life, what the retina perceives and the senses transform, what the mind conceives and deft hands execute: artistic intuition, alchemy that purifies creation. She weaves as an expression of life." 

Juan Carlos Moyano Ortiz, Olga de Amaral: The Mantle of Memory, Paris, 2013, p. 21

Contemporary Curated

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New York