Joana Vasconcelos (b. 1971), Tenório, Ceramics Sculpture, 2009

Item no. 250361-224
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    • Wall sculpture of painted ceramics with crochet and knipling work
    • Portugal, 2009
    • Joana Vasconcelos (b. 1971) – Portuguese artist
    • Signed ‘Joana Vasconcelos’, dated ‘2009’, titled and inscribed ‘Tìtulo – Tenório’ and with the artist’s signet on the inside in black India ink
    • With the stamps of the manufactory Faianças Artisticas Bordallo Pinheiro, Portugal on the reverse
    • Dimensions: 59 x 64 x 54 cm
    • Good condition
    • Provenance: Haunch of Venison, London; acquired directly from the above by the present owner
    • Exhibition: Jerusalem, Museum on the Seam, Flesh and Blood, 10.02. - 30.09. 2013
    • Profound work covered with the crochet lace typical for the artist; the auction record for a comparable work by the artist is currently set at €35.000
    • Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.
    • The price for this item contains a resale rights royalty that will be paid out to the collecting society VG Bild Kunst
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
    Checked by the Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The combination of a trophy-like designed bull's head, which refers to the controversial Spanish-Portuguese tradition of bullfighting, turns due to the red lace cover -crafted in the traditional techniques of crochet and knipling- into a dramatic and profound work that allows versatile interpretations.

    The wall sculpture is in overall good condition. There is a small chip (0.5 x 2 cm) at the lower edge. The sculpture measures 59 x 60 x 54 cm.

    Joana Vasconcelos (b. 1971)
    Joana Vasconcelos was born in Paris. She graduated in Fine Arts from the art school Ar.Co in Lisbon in 1996. She gained international notoriety with her participation in the 55th Venice Biennale. In 2006, she was awarded the prize ‘The Winner Takes It All’ by the Berardo Institute in Lisboa. A movie (Joana Vasconcelos: Coração Independente, 2009) shows her at work with her team. A documentary about the artist was broadcast by ARTE in 2010. Next to installations and sculptures, the artist also works in the fields of video art, photography and performances. The artist lives and works in Lisbon. (fea)

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