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Lot 57

Valeska Soares (b. 1957): Untitled (Model After Vanishing Point)

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Steel and perfume, 1998, stamped with initials, dated and numbered 3/5 on the underside.

13 1/4 x 14 5/8 x 1 in.

Note: Brooklyn-based Brazilian artist Valeska Soares' sculpture and installation work use sensory and conceptual techniques to create environments and experiences that are inviting, and also disturbing. She trained in modernist architecture and uses materials associated with building construction, such as steel and mirror, to make her art. In this work, Soares combines heavy, reflective metal with the ethereal scent of perfume to create an evocative experience for the viewer while displaying her interest in the physicality of the construction. This work is a model after her large-scale installation piece from 1998 titled Vanishing Point which arranged stainless steel tanks filled with water and perfume on the floor of a room. The scent we have used in this work is called Chord, handmade by Hudson, NY perfumers 2 Note. It combines Bergamot, Grapefruit and Petitgrain for a fresh, clean scent that speaks to Soares' interest in what she calls the 'ideal space' of the garden.  

Galeria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo; Sold Christie's, Paris, June 10, 2004, Lot 85.


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