When works from our Latin American sale were on view here in New York, I was approached by a couple I had never met before. ‘We have something that we think you may want to take a look at,’ they said.
A few days later I received a letter that included a Polaroid photograph of a work that seemed almost too good to be true. It was a beautiful Sergio Camargo that the couple had bought in 1968. It was the only artwork they had ever purchased and it had hung in their living room for more than 45 years.
Camargo is one of my favourite artists and this example is particularly dynamic with its juxtaposition of the flat plane and the undulating surface.