Private Collection, Colombia Acquired from the above by the present owner
Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Olga de Amaral: The Mantle of Memory, Paris, 2013, no. OA0637
"In the late '80s Amaral experimented with textural and chromatic shifts within single pieces. The result was the emergence of various planes within...a dazzling series entitled Cestas lunares. The visual action on the surface and sense of depth were both augmented [...] The surfaces of these works are hosts for the emergence of geometric images- the circle of sun and moon, the arc and swirl of energies and water. Forms within forms is an archetypal and succinct way of expressing the infinite; it leads to the mandala, whose entwined circle and square inform Amaral's celestial bodies bounded by rectilinear weaving." Ricardo Pau-Llosa, "The Eye's Music or the Emergence of the Thaumaturgical Object: An approach to the Art of Olga de Amaral" in Olga de Amaral: The Mantle of Memory, Paris 2013, p. 123
This work is in very good condition overall. All woven elements are secure, stable and accounted for. The colors and gold leaf are vibrant, and the media layer is stable overall. This work is ready to hang. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.