Mar 31, 2022 - Sale 2599

Sale 2599 - Lot 218

Price Realized: $ 40,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 35,000 - $ 50,000
BELKIS AYÓN (1967 - 1999)

Collograph on cream wove paper, 1998. 787 mm; 31 inches diameter (tondo), full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 2/10 in pencil, with the printer's blind stamp, lower margin.

Provenance: acquired from Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, private collection, California.

Exhibited: Desasosiego/Restlessness, Couturier Gallery & Fine Art Appraisals, Los Angeles, March 1998; I Always Return. Collographies of Belkis Ayón, VII Biennial of Havana, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba, November 15 - December 18, 2000 (another impression); Eva sale y remonta vuelo, Eva deja de ser Costilla, curated by Gabriela García Azcuy, Embassy of Spain in Cuba, Havana, Cuba, October, 2014 (another impression).

Haunting and beguiling, Intolerencia is a collograph from Belkis Ayón's final body of works. The tondo lures the spectator into a world of existential loss and faceless figures who are stripped of their voice. The layered collage-like appearance of the image is based on Ayón's expert collagraphic technique, utilizing mixed-media and absorbencies in her collaged cardboard matrix to create a printed lexicon rich in nuances and textures.