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León Ferrari

Untitled, 1987

Dry pastel, oily pastel, graphite and colored pencils on acrylic base on plywood
39 2/5 × 47 1/5 in
100 × 120 cm
This is a unique work.
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Signed and dated (lower right)
León Ferrari
Argentine, 1920–2013
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Referencing postwar movements like Abstract Expressionism, Fluxus, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Process art, and appropriation art, León Ferrari's work comprises wood, ceramic, and wire sculptures, mobiles, drawings, collages, and paintings. An engineer who came to drawing via sculpture, Ferrari explores language as a visual material in his “written drawings,” which use symbols and the gestures of handwriting to convey emotion. Often critical of religious and political authority, Ferrari was exiled to Brazil in 1976 for his ideology. His controversial 1985 work Last Judgment is a reproduction of Michelangelo’s famed fresco, which the artist left beneath a cage of pigeons.

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León Ferrari
Argentine, 1920–2013
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Referencing postwar movements like Abstract Expressionism, Fluxus, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Process art, and appropriation art, León Ferrari's work comprises wood, ceramic, and wire sculptures, mobiles, drawings, collages, and paintings. An engineer who came to drawing via sculpture, Ferrari explores language as a visual material in his “written drawings,” which use symbols and the gestures of handwriting to convey emotion. Often critical of religious and political authority, Ferrari was exiled to Brazil in 1976 for his ideology. His controversial 1985 work Last Judgment is a reproduction of Michelangelo’s famed fresco, which the artist left beneath a cage of pigeons.

León Ferrari

Untitled, 1987

Dry pastel, oily pastel, graphite and colored pencils on acrylic base on plywood
39 2/5 × 47 1/5 in
100 × 120 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
São Paulo
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