Lygia Clark auction record broken at Phillips



2015-06-26 13:17:29

Lygia Clark auction record broken at Phillips

Contra Revelo by Brazilian Lygia Clark makes $2.2m, setting a new auction record for the artist

Lygia Clark's Contra Revelo made $2.2m at Phillips' New York auction of Latin American art on May 23.

The impressive sale price represents a new auction record forthe Brazilian artist's workat auction.

Clark Contra Revelo Contra Revelo - Clark's most valuable work to date

The black and white work dates from 1959. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the estate of Lygia Clark.

Estimated to be worth $800,000, Contra Revelo sold with a 178.1% increase.

The value of Clark's work has been rising steadily following her death in 1988.

Clark's 1972 sculptural piece Gego sold for $411,200 at Sotheby's in November 2004 - her previous highest-selling artwork at auction.

Her creations are considered multi-sensory, transforming spectator into active participant.

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