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Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.285, FROM THE SERIES 'POSIBILIDADES DE UNA ESTRUCTURA', SUBSERIES 'COSMOS'
Estimation
60 00080 000
Lot. Vendu 93,750 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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228
Eduardo Terrazas
1.1.285, FROM THE SERIES 'POSIBILIDADES DE UNA ESTRUCTURA', SUBSERIES 'COSMOS'
Estimation
60 00080 000
Lot. Vendu 93,750 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Eduardo Terrazas
B. 1936
1.1.285, FROM THE SERIES 'POSIBILIDADES DE UNA ESTRUCTURA', SUBSERIES 'COSMOS'
signed on the reverse 
yarn with Campeche wax on board
48 1/4 by 48 1/4 by 2 1/4 in. 122.5 by 122.5 by 6 cm.
Executed in 1972. 
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated Ciudad de México, 11/12/17.

Provenance

Private Collection, Berkeley, California (gift of the artist circa 1972)
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2016

Description

"Since the 1970s, Terrazas has been refining his thinking through the project Posibilidades de una Estructura (Possibilities of a Structure), from which these new works are drawn. It is, he explains, a framework based on a circle within a square crossed by two diagonals: Cartesian forms to capture “everything that appears to you in the universe”. The permutations, which currently number about 250 but are in theory infinite, call to mind invisible forces like gravity and electromagnetism. The key ingredient, however, is colour, from lime to sky to carnation to ochre, and he keeps hundreds of skeins of yarn dyed in Italy on hand. “Colour is light and light is life. The more you use colour, the better you know colour”, he says. “As the substructure gets more elaborate, then you really begin moving things. The medium begins playing with you.”

Sarah P. Hanson, The Art Newspaper, February 2018, np

 

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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