Duchamp called these objects "readymades" to reflect his use of an already existing object. Marepe refers to his sculptures as "necessities," in order to emphasize their social origins and connection to the subsistence economy of rural Brazil. "Necessities" are transformed by Marepe's artistic intervention into objects with almost spiritual power.
Marepe Gallery Art
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Tate Britain, London, England
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil