Tunga, ‘La Mouche’, 2007, Sculpture, Brass, cast aluminum, braided iron wires covered with nylon, epoxy resin, iron canvas galvanized with zinc, Luhring Augustine
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Tunga

La Mouche, 2007

Brass, cast aluminum, braided iron wires covered with nylon, epoxy resin, iron canvas galvanized with zinc
141 × 132 1/8 × 99 in
358.1 × 335.6 × 251.5 cm
$250,000
Location
New York, Brooklyn
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© Instituto Tunga, Rio de Janeiro; Courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York.
Tunga
Brazilian, 1952–2016
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Tunga (born Jose de Barros Carvalho e Mello) worked in sculpture, installation, photography, poetry, and video. His site-specific installations transform galleries into dreamlike environments with an array of materials, including plastic, thread, and repurposed objects. Though materially intensive, Tunga’s practice was highly conceptual—his works are intentionally enigmatic, meant to resist certainty and confound viewers. For À la Lumière des Deux Mondes (At the Light of Both Worlds) (2007), he hung from a gallery ceiling a massive assemblage of bones, iron, bundles of skulls, metal wire, and bronze replicas of classical sculpture sheathed in mesh, a commentary on the delicate balance between life and death.

Tunga, ‘La Mouche’, 2007, Sculpture, Brass, cast aluminum, braided iron wires covered with nylon, epoxy resin, iron canvas galvanized with zinc, Luhring Augustine
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© Instituto Tunga, Rio de Janeiro; Courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York.
Tunga
Brazilian, 1952–2016
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Tunga (born Jose de Barros Carvalho e Mello) worked in sculpture, installation, photography, poetry, and video. His site-specific installations transform galleries into dreamlike environments with an array of materials, including plastic, thread, and repurposed objects. Though materially intensive, Tunga’s practice was highly conceptual—his works are intentionally enigmatic, meant to resist certainty and confound viewers. For À la Lumière des Deux Mondes (At the Light of Both Worlds) (2007), he hung from a gallery ceiling a massive assemblage of bones, iron, bundles of skulls, metal wire, and bronze replicas of classical sculpture sheathed in mesh, a commentary on the delicate balance between life and death.

Tunga

La Mouche, 2007

Brass, cast aluminum, braided iron wires covered with nylon, epoxy resin, iron canvas galvanized with zinc
141 × 132 1/8 × 99 in
358.1 × 335.6 × 251.5 cm
$250,000
Location
New York, Brooklyn
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