About the Work

About Camelô

Placed inside a wooden box, Camelo (Portuguese for "camel") features a motorized figurine, 1000 pins, 1000 collar stiffeners, and wooden tables. The work was inspired by a vendor Meireles encountered as a child who sold merchandise off three camels, two ...

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Placed inside a wooden box, Camelo (Portuguese for "camel") features a motorized figurine, 1000 pins, 1000 collar stiffeners, and wooden tables. The work was inspired by a vendor Meireles encountered as a child who sold merchandise off three camels, two of which carried shirt pins and collar stiffeners. Meireles says he found it incomprehensible, and at the same time attractive and strange, that someone could make a living selling such insignificant objects. The third camel sold puppets made of rubber and paper, which he found magical. He incorporated all three of the vendor's products to make Camelo.

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About the Artist

About Cildo Meireles

A leading conceptual artist, Cildo Campos Meireles's practice is situated between the Brazilian Neo-concrete movement, which advocated greater sensuality and color in art and ...Read More
A leading conceptual artist, Cildo Campos Meireles's practice is situated between the Brazilian Neo-concrete movement, which advocated greater sensuality and color in art and a more conceptually based approach. The work utilizes a variety of media ranging from works on paper to large-scale installations, using materials as diverse as folded currency, cattle bones, coins, and communion wafers, shattered glass, hay and gold, aluminum mesh, and soccer balls. The works address issues ranging from political repression, economic inequality, and the impact of colonialism, treating the issues with a poetic beauty.

Meireles has been the recipient of such awards as the 2008 Velazquez Prize for Visual Arts and the 1999 Prince Clauss Award. His work has also received retrospective exhibitions in important institutions as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Tate Modern, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, and Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. A dedicated pavilion at Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea holds some of Meireles's important works in the permanent collection.Read Less

Camelô, 1998

Cildo Meireles

Sculpture
Size Price
7.90" x 11.40" x 2.80" $5,000
Edition of 1000

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Description

Mixed media multiple: 1000 pins, 1000 collar stiffeners, latex doll, wooden box, and 110v or 220v motor to operate.

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