Fernanda Fragateiro, ‘DEC. 7, 1988’, 2019, Sculpture, Manufactured foldcase with acrylic painting over fabric cover, and printed copies of: Letter sent by Charles Eames from Moscow to his Daughter (1959); Typewritten copy of Russian human rights periodical A Chronicle of Current Events; Memorandum of Conversation from USA's Department of State The President's Private Meeting with Gorbachev (Dec.7, 1988); press not for the exhibition The New American Painting. As shown in eight European countries 1958-1959 (MoMA, New York 1959); Abstract Expressionism, Weapon of the Cold War (Eva Cockcroft, in Pollock and After. The Critical Debate, Francis Frascina (ed.), Routledge, 2000); contact sheet from the lunch meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev at the White House (by Bill Fitzpatrick, 1988), Josée Bienvenu
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Fernanda Fragateiro

DEC. 7, 1988, 2019

Manufactured foldcase with acrylic painting over fabric cover, and printed copies of: Letter sent by Charles Eames from Moscow to his Daughter (1959); Typewritten copy of Russian human rights periodical A Chronicle of Current Events; Memorandum of Conversation from USA's Department of State The President's Private Meeting with Gorbachev (Dec.7, 1988); press not for the exhibition The New American Painting. As shown in eight European countries 1958-1959 (MoMA, New York 1959); Abstract Expressionism, Weapon of the Cold War (Eva Cockcroft, in Pollock and After. The Critical Debate, Francis Frascina (ed.), Routledge, 2000); contact sheet from the lunch meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev at the White House (by Bill Fitzpatrick, 1988)
12 1/5 × 9 3/50 in
31 × 23 cm
.
$8,500
Location
New York
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Fernanda Fragateiro
Portuguese, b. 1962
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Fernanda Fragateiro is best known for her site-specific sculptures and architectural interventions in unexpected spaces like monasteries, orphanages, and abandoned buildings. Her smaller sculptures, often resembling small architectural models, are made from found metals, dissected books, and other mass-produced goods. Fragateiro sees her practice as a reinterpretation of Minimalism, which she accomplishes by giving her objects the illusion of functionality and utilitarian design. “Ironically, Minimalism, as an act of negation towards both aesthetics and social values was also the negation of meaning,” she says. “I use meaning as a working material.”

Fernanda Fragateiro, ‘DEC. 7, 1988’, 2019, Sculpture, Manufactured foldcase with acrylic painting over fabric cover, and printed copies of: Letter sent by Charles Eames from Moscow to his Daughter (1959); Typewritten copy of Russian human rights periodical A Chronicle of Current Events; Memorandum of Conversation from USA's Department of State The President's Private Meeting with Gorbachev (Dec.7, 1988); press not for the exhibition The New American Painting. As shown in eight European countries 1958-1959 (MoMA, New York 1959); Abstract Expressionism, Weapon of the Cold War (Eva Cockcroft, in Pollock and After. The Critical Debate, Francis Frascina (ed.), Routledge, 2000); contact sheet from the lunch meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev at the White House (by Bill Fitzpatrick, 1988), Josée Bienvenu
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Fernanda Fragateiro is best known for her site-specific sculptures and architectural interventions in unexpected spaces like monasteries, orphanages, and abandoned buildings. Her smaller sculptures, often resembling small architectural models, are made from found metals, dissected books, and other mass-produced goods. Fragateiro sees her practice as a reinterpretation of Minimalism, which she accomplishes by giving her objects the illusion of functionality and utilitarian design. “Ironically, Minimalism, as an act of negation towards both aesthetics and social values was also the negation of meaning,” she says. “I use meaning as a working material.”

Fernanda Fragateiro

DEC. 7, 1988, 2019

Manufactured foldcase with acrylic painting over fabric cover, and printed copies of: Letter sent by Charles Eames from Moscow to his Daughter (1959); Typewritten copy of Russian human rights periodical A Chronicle of Current Events; Memorandum of Conversation from USA's Department of State The President's Private Meeting with Gorbachev (Dec.7, 1988); press not for the exhibition The New American Painting. As shown in eight European countries 1958-1959 (MoMA, New York 1959); Abstract Expressionism, Weapon of the Cold War (Eva Cockcroft, in Pollock and After. The Critical Debate, Francis Frascina (ed.), Routledge, 2000); contact sheet from the lunch meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev at the White House (by Bill Fitzpatrick, 1988)
12 1/5 × 9 3/50 in
31 × 23 cm
.
$8,500
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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