This sold out limited edition hand signed and numbered print was commissioned by the legendary Hayward Gallery in London to celebrate the 2010 British exhibition of one of the art world's rising stars, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto (b. 1964) and was derived from his computer-rendered drawings used to plan the exhibition.
Neto's digital prints are available online for $10,000 - so this is a fine value.
The print, entitled Two Hearts and One Body, features two views of a large heart-shaped sculpture that stands at the centre of the exhibition. Made of cut plywood and covered in fabric, the sculpture allows visitors to enter it and generate a heartbeat by playing its samba drum. The print measures 30 x 40 cm, is signed by the artist and was published in a limited edition of 100. Since the late 1990s, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto (b. 1964) has created interactive, immersive sculptural environments using translucent, stretchable fabric. Neto's work has been described as "beyond abstract minimalism". His installations are large, soft, biomorphic sculptures that fill an exhibition space that viewers can touch, poke, and even sometimes walk on or through. These are made of white, stretchy, stockinglike material -- amorphous forms stuffed with Styrofoam pellets or, on occasion, aromatic spices. In some installations, he has also used this material to create translucent scrims that transform the space's walls and floor. His sculptures can be regarded as expression of traditional abstract form, but in their interaction with the viewer, they work on another level as well.
Neto was chosen to represent Brazil at the 2001 Venice Biennale, and he has received numerous international awards and commissions. His work has been featured at major museums, including a dramatic full room installation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In 2014, the Aspen Art Museum honored Ernesto Neto with a solo exhibition and dedicated fundraiser.
Neto was also chosen to create what the New York Times describes as a "spectacular" installation at the Park Avenue Armory, entitled "anthropodino." Writes the Times' Ken Johnson:
..."Occupying much of the Park Avenue Armorys 55,000 square foot, 80-foot high Wade Thompson Drill Hall, Mr. Netos ethereal construction glows like a magical destination in a childrens movie..."
It is in MINT condition and has never been framed.