De Castro

b. 1920
- d. 2002
  • Brazil
Turnover 2023
$USD 80.352
Record Sale
$USD 55.000

From 1942 to 1946, he studied in Belo Horizonte: drawing and painting with Guignard and sculpture with Weissmann. He graduated in Law in 1945 and moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1952. He took part in the National Concrete Art Exhibition in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (1956 and 1957) and later in Zurich (1960). He signed the Neoconcrete Manifesto, written by Ferreira Gullar, and took part in the group’s exhibitions in Rio (1959), Salvador (1959) and São Paulo (1961). In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he worked on the graphic renovation of several Rio de Janeiro newspapers and created the new graphic design for Jornal do Brasil. In 1968, he won a scholarship from the Guggenheim Foundation in New York and spent a year in New Jersey (USA).

At the National Fine Arts Salon, he won the prize for travelling abroad in 1967. He took part many times in the São Paulo Biennial (1953, 1961, 1965, 1979, 1987 and 1989, with a special room in 1979), and in the Panorama of Current Brazilian Art (1977, 1979 and 1987, with a drawing prize in 1977 and a sculpture prize in 1979). He exhibited frequently in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, as well as in Brasilia and abroad. In 1989, the first retrospective of his work was held at the Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro. In 1997, he won the first Johnnie Walker Award. From 1999 to 2002, he designed the visual programme for Jornal de Resenhas, a monthly newspaper published in Folha de S. Paulo.


Record Sale

Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920)
Nu couché (1917-1918)

59.9 x 92 cm


New York NY, United States
The Artist’s Muse, 09 nov 2015

Lot # 8/a
Hammer price: $ 152,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 170,405,000

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