Juliao Sarmento (b. 1948)

Lot 69: Juliao Sarmento (b. 1948), Ink Drawing, 'Cauda de Mulher', 1982

Auctionata Paddle8 AG

April 16, 2014
Berlin, Germany

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Description: Ink on Japan paper
Portugal, 14 March 1982
Juliao Sarmento (born 1948) - Portuguese painter and multi media artist
Titled upper left 'Cauda de Mulher'
Verso titled, signed and dated with pencil 'CAUDA DE MULHER J. Sarmento 14/3/82'
Overall dimensions: 32 x 22 cm
Very good condition
Provenance: German private collection
The sketchy drawings by Juliao Sarmento are very sought after by international collectors; the auction record of his works on paper is around 37,000 Euros

The present ink drawing is a typical work by the Portuguese artist Juliao Sarmento, who executed it on 14 March 1982. The drawing depicts an abstract shape of black lines, titled with "CAUDA DE MULHER" (= "The Woman's Tail") on top.

Juliao Sarmento often expresses brief ideas in his drawings, which animate the viewers to draw their own interpretations and conclusions on his works.

The piece is in very good overall condition. It is titled upper left "CAUDE DE MULHER". Verso, it is additionally titled, signed and dated "CAUDA DE MULHER J. Sarmento 14/3/82". It measures 32 cm in height and 22 cm in width.

Juliao Sarmento (born 1948)
The Lisbon artist Juliao Sarmento is one of the most versatile contemporary artists of his generation. His paintings, sculptures, installations, films and multimedia works are mainly based on the principle of the collage. Since the 1970s, his works are presented nationally and internationally at numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 1997. Examples of his works belong to private and public collections and can be found in famous museums such as the Tate Modern in London. The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves recently organized a Sarmento retrospective in Porto in 2012/13.

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