This sculpture is constructed of papier-mâché painted in matte red, black and brown tones. The sculpture’s geometric shapes intertwine and bend at sharp angles, creating a dynamic visual field. It is supported by a wood frame that is signed and dated on the back.
Emanoel Araújo was born in Santo Amaro, Brazil in 1940. From 1981 to 1983, he served as the Director of the Museo de Arte de Bahia in Salvador, Brazil. Araújo was the recipient of the inaugural award of the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (APCA) of São Paulo and was a visiting professor and artist in resident at City College, City University of New York in 1989. From 1992 to 2002, he served as the director of the Pinocoteca do Estado in São Paulo, one of the most important art museums in Brazil. In 2004, he served as director and curator of the Museum Afro-Brazil. Araújo’s work is in numerous private collections around the world. Excellent original condition.
Dimensions: 30” L x 9” D x 43” H
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