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Roberto Edwards

Veronica Rubio (Spain) #55, Cuerpos Pintados – Painted Bodies

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Roberto Edwards

Roberto Edwards

Veronica Rubio (Spain) #55, Cuerpos Pintados – Painted Bodies

Veronica Rubio (Spain) #55, Cuerpos Pintados – Painted Bodies

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Roberto Edwards

b. 1937 London, UK

Veronica Rubio (Spain) #55, Cuerpos Pintados – Painted Bodies


Conceived 2000, printed in 2008.

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 3/7 on verso.

Archival Lambda Color Photograph

53 ¾ x 49 ¼ in. (136.53 x 125.1 cm)

Framed: 64 x 50 x 2 in. (162.56 x 127 x 5.1 cm)y


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Small abrasion around edges in frame. Possible scuff (discoloration) bottom left corner. Frame: minor surface scratches. 


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Courtesy of Larry and Ellen Sosnow

Cuerpos Pintados is a unique project that marries the concerns of painting, performance art, documentation and photography. In the last 25 years more than 100 painters and countless models have participated in a rich interactive dialogue exploring the potential of the body as both a landscape and a three dimensional canvas. When Roberto Edwards began the project in the 1980's, the preliminary 45 painters were from Chile, as the studio is located in Santiago; however, soon painters from all over South America, Europe and the United States wanted an opportunity to work collaboratively at Taller Cuerpos Pintado. The painters display a diversity of approaches to body art, each one in keeping with their individual character. The treatments vary widely, from "dressed" bodies, complete with lace and zippers, to bodies bearing street scenes or faces, to completely abstract paintings highlighting the expressionistic use of the body as canvas. The resulting collaboration is a collection of varied and thought-provoking photographs of the modern application of the ancient art of body painting.


Cuerpos Pintados was first exhibited in 1991 and traveled to 32 museums in Latin America and Europe. By now, Edwards’s photographs have been exhibited in over 40 museums throughout the world.