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Drawing autographed by Beatriz Milhazes (2006)

Drawing autographed by Beatriz Milhazes (2006)

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One of the official posters of the 2006 Soccer World Cup in Germany, signed by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes.

One of the 14 official posters of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, created by the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, whose title is "Maracanã". Limited edition of 800 copies worldwide, numbered and signed by the artist. This part is numbered 501/800; the image shown here is another piece, numbered 34/800. 97 x 65 cm. Excellent condition. Single piece.

The artist's creation had to contain a relationship with football, without losing identity with her work; it was a lengthy job. First of all, the artist had to consult with her father about football. And even do a little research on flags. It ended in 2005 and, in May 2006, he went to Berlin to sign the original.

I stuck to the traditional soccer ball [black and white sections] and with it I created a central axis for the composition. Around it I drew five rings, each representing a country on its continent. From this axis, arabesque shapes compose a kind of 'dance' on the surface of the paper. A kind of 'ballet on the green'.

Beatriz Milhazes (born 1960) is a Brazilian artist born in Rio De Janeiro. Color is a fundamental element of his work, as well as geometric abstraction, flowers and arabesques.

From the 1990s onwards, he stands out in international exhibitions in the United States and Europe and is part of the collections of museums such as MoMa, Guggenheim and Metropolitan, in New York. In 2006, she was the only South American invited to make one of the 14 official World Cup posters. Like music, the theme of football is recurrent in Brazilian culture: this work by Milhazes, colorful and cheerful, celebrates this popular passion.

A painting by Beatriz Milhazes, "O Moderno", from 2002, was sold in 2001 in London for US$ 1.1 million (R$ 1.8 million) at auction. This value, now a world record for the artist from Rio de Janeiro, surpasses the price of the painting "The Magician", sold three years ago at Sotheby's auction, in New York, for US$ 1.049 million, or about R$ 1.68 million. . Finally, Beatriz Milhazes became a renowned artist, increasingly sought after by Brazilian and foreign collectors. Her autographs are unusual.

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