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OLGA DE AMARAL | Cesta lunar 45

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Olga de Amaral
  • Cesta lunar 45
  • signed, titled and dated 1990 on a label affixed to the reverse
  • acrylic, gold leaf and gesso on linen and silk
  • 70 7/8 by 39 1/2 in. 180 by 100.3 cm.


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

Catalogue Note

"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