Daniel Boccato, ‘imbecilic yellowface’, 2014, Public Art Fund Benefit Auction 2015

Estimated value: $2,000

The Brazilian-born sculptor puts minimal materials to maximum effect. Here, a forceful portrait is achieved using modest modular components and a bright, effusive surface treatment.

About Daniel Boccato

Born in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and educated at the Cooper Union in New York, the sculptor Daniel Boccato suggests through his work a sensibility that is simultaneously minimalist and Dadaist. His sculptures consist of industrial materials—concrete or medium-density fiberboard or polyester resin—simply and compellingly arranged. Boccato has often combined these with natural and found elements, which have ranged from a lemon, an aluminum window frame, and a plastic raincoat to a metal folding chair, apples, and a bathroom soap dish.

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