Geraldo de Barros, ‘Untitled (from Sobras Series)’, 1996-1998, DOCUMENT

Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) was a Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, and one of the exponents of the postwar Brazilian avant-garde, a precursor of concrete art and pioneer in abstract photography. He was also active as a furniture designer from the mid 1950s until the end of the 1980s, and the founder of a collectivist furniture factory, Unilabor. De Barros is part of numerous public and private collections, including MoMA, New York City, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, the Cisneros Fontanals Foundation, Miami, the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France. At EXPO, DOCUMENT is pleased to present photographic works from the Sobras series, created between 1996 and 1998 at the end of his life and career. DOCUMENT is also pleased to announce an upcoming solo exhibition of Geraldo de Barros in February 2017 that will feature rare historical material from the late 1940s and 1950s.

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