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Wed, Dec 22, 2021 01:00PM EST
Lot 116

Mercedes Pardo,"Untitled"

Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000

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Mercedes Pardo (Venezuelan, 1921-2005) Untitled, 1980 Acrylic on canvas 14 in x 20 in Mercedes Pardo attended the Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Aplicadas de Caracas (1941-1944), and studied in Chile (1947) and Paris (1949). She married Alejandro Otero in 1951. While living In the French capital she began to produce abstract works which she first presented in 1952, in the exhibition Espace-Lumiere (Galerie Suzanne Michel, Paris), organized by Carmelo Arden Quin. When she returned to Venezuela, she showed them at the Primera muestra de arte abstracto (Galeria Cuatro Muros, Caracas). From geometric abstraction her work evolved towards the end of the fifties as she experimented with informalismo. Her new work was included in the show Espacios vivientes (Maracaibo, 1960), the collective exhibition that marked the arrival in Venezuela of informalismo.In 1962 she received the Premio Nacional de Artes Aplicadas along with Alejandro Otero.


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