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Cildo Meireles

Zero Dollar, 1978-1984

Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, with full margins
2 3/5 × 6 1/10 in
6.7 × 15.6 cm
Edition of 1000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
P
Phillips

Image: 2 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (5.4 x 14.3 cm)
Sheet: 2 5/8 x 6 1/8 in. (6.7 x 15.6 cm)
Framed

Image: 2 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (5.4 x 14.3 cm)
Sheet: 2 5/8 x 6 1/8 in. (6.7 x 15.6 cm)
Framed

Signature
Signed and dated in black ink, from the unnumbered edition of 1000
Cildo Meireles
Brazilian, b. 1948
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One of the younger members of Brazil’s neo-concrete movement, Cildo Mereiles is a vanguard of conceptual art in his home country, whose influence resonates worldwide. The subject of many museum surveys and a participant in several editions of the Venice Biennale, Mereiles’s work spans various media, questioning modes of perception and examining the viewer’s involvement in the production of artworks. “My work always searches for some kind of communion with this indefinable broad entity called the public,” the artist has said. Although he often deals with sensorial perception, Mereiles is also interested in heightening awareness of social structures. For Insertion into Ideological Circuits 2: Banknote Project (1970), created for the landmark Information exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mereiles printed politically subversive messages on notes of U.S. and Brazilian currency and entered them into national circulation, encouraging viewers to confront political situations through hijacked government systems.

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About the work
P
Phillips

Image: 2 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (5.4 x 14.3 cm)
Sheet: 2 5/8 x 6 1/8 in. (6.7 x 15.6 cm)
Framed

Image: 2 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (5.4 x 14.3 cm)
Sheet: 2 5/8 x 6 1/8 in. (6.7 x 15.6 cm)
Framed

Signature
Signed and dated in black ink, from the unnumbered edition of 1000
Cildo Meireles
Brazilian, b. 1948
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One of the younger members of Brazil’s neo-concrete movement, Cildo Mereiles is a vanguard of conceptual art in his home country, whose influence resonates worldwide. The subject of many museum surveys and a participant in several editions of the Venice Biennale, Mereiles’s work spans various media, questioning modes of perception and examining the viewer’s involvement in the production of artworks. “My work always searches for some kind of communion with this indefinable broad entity called the public,” the artist has said. Although he often deals with sensorial perception, Mereiles is also interested in heightening awareness of social structures. For Insertion into Ideological Circuits 2: Banknote Project (1970), created for the landmark Information exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mereiles printed politically subversive messages on notes of U.S. and Brazilian currency and entered them into national circulation, encouraging viewers to confront political situations through hijacked government systems.

Cildo Meireles

Zero Dollar, 1978-1984

Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, with full margins
2 3/5 × 6 1/10 in
6.7 × 15.6 cm
Edition of 1000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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