Norton Museum of Art 2024 Gala Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

Norton Museum of Art 2024 Gala Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

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Magdalena Murua


Lot Closed

February 5, 08:30 PM GMT


10,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Magdalena Murua

b. 1975


Executed in 2008.

Signed on the reverse

Comic book pages

55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

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Courtesy of Adelson Galleries

Magdalena Murua was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lives and works. She studied at the Argentina School of Photography and has worked with painters like Roberto Scafidi, Roberto Fernández and Paula Socolovsky. Murua works in a collage style, using pop-culture media, often comic books, to create stunning op-art that appears like an abstract, geometric or patterned image from afar. The work of Magdalena Murua conveys molecular vibration – it’s building blocks are perforated or deconstructed cultural elements derived from comic books (Hulk, Batman, Archie, etc.), which are altered and given a new meaning. The collages are characterized by dematerialization, and their essence is simultaneously playful and spiritual.