Abraham Palatnik (b. 1928), W-383.
signed, dated and titled Palatnik 2012 (on the reverse)
acrylic on wood
44 38 x 53 18 in. (112.8 x 135 cm.)
Painted in 2012.
Estimate $70,000 - $90,000

When innovation and creativity merge

A selection of works from a dynamic collection devoted to some of today’s leading Brazilian artists to be offered during the Latin American Art auction on 25–26 May

From the landmark Semana de Arte Moderna  that ushered in the era of modern art in Brazil in 1922 to subsequent generations of artists experimenting with Concretism, Neo-concretism, conceptual, performance, and other myriad vanguard practices, Brazilian artists have consistently stood at the forefront of modern and contemporary art.

The spirit of innovation and boundless creativity so prevalent in the art of Brazil is undoubtedly evident in the work of the artists represented in the Brazil Golden Art (BGA) Collection — Brazil’s first private equity fund dedicated to investing in art. This dynamic selection brings together just a sampling of this world class collection and features the work of a broad range of voices — from the Neo-Constructivist sculptures of Amilcar de Castro that redefine the limits of space and form through metal to the painted reliefs of the pioneering kinechromatic artist Abraham Palatnik

Younger generations are represented with artists like Leda Catunda and Luiz Zerbini both of whom push the boundaries of traditional painting, while the cinematic-like photographs of Thiago Rocha Pitta conflate notions of time, space and history by reaching into the rich visual legacy of art history.

Seen as a whole, this selection reflects both the versatility and rich panorama that is Brazilian art today and the enviable presence it holds in the international art arena.