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Blind

Alexandre Da Cunha (1969 - )

Found painting, oil on canvas, stretcher and plastic

2005

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Lebanon
    City: Beirut
    Place: British Embassy

    Found objects are combined in 'Blind' to form a unique wall-mounted work. Transparent plastic strips, commonly used to create hygiene barriers in supermarkets, fall languidly over sections of red painted canvas. Brazilian-born Alexandre Da Cunha combines objects of otherwise low or no value to create unexpectedly compelling works of art. By undertaking the practice of recycling ordinary objects, as commonly done by street children in Brazilian cities, his work combines urban culture with fine art practice.

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    abstract
    Materials & Techniques
    plastic, canvas, oil, construction, oil painting, stretcher
  • Details
    Title
    Blind
    Date
    2005
    Medium
    Found painting, oil on canvas, stretcher and plastic
    Dimensions
    width: 40.50 cm, height: 51.00 cm, depth: 5.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Vilma Gold, November 2005
    Inscription
    verso on stretcher ur: BLIND / 2005 / Alexandre / da Cunha
    Provenance
    Vilma Gold, London
    GAC number
    18056