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Cos, 1981

Body, 1981
Painting, 45 x 232 cm
This piece forms part of Frederic Amat's work during the time he spent in New York in the early eighties. Amat collected cardboard boxes from the street, applying different techniques to build enigmatic gestural-like works. Cos is a self-portrait: a recumbent human body as an eroded ochre landscape. Taking painting as a field of experimentation, Amat inked his body on four pieces of paper and worked it with paper pulp and wax.

Technical details

Original title:
Cos
Registration number:
2972
Artist:
Amat, Frederic
Date created:
1981
Date acquired:
2007
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Encaustics, paper pulp and wax on paper
Dimensions:
45 x 232 cm (height x width)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright:
© Frederic Amat, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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One always arrives to at something which one can no longer depict.
Dieter Roth