b. 1919
- d. 2001
  • Brazil
Turnover 2023
$USD 49.558
Record Sale
$USD 34.836

Ione Saldanha began her artistic production in the 1950s, focusing on urban scenes and portraits as recurring themes, featuring geometric figures that later transitioned into abstraction. During the late 1960s, she explored new artistic horizons by painting on unique supports like slats, spools, and bamboo, resulting in sophisticated compositions that juxtaposed with the natural texture of the materials. She took part in several editions of the São Paulo International Biennial, receiving an acquisition prize in 1967, and a dedicated room in 1975 and 1979. In the year of her death, the retrospective Ione Saldanha e a Simplicidade da Cor was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói (MAC/Niterói).

Public Collections

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC-USP), Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP), Pinacoteca de São Paulo and Museum of Fine Arts de Houston.


Auction Record

Ione Saldanha

Sculpture Wood
197 x 11 cm

Bolsa de Arte, Sao Paulo.
Modern and Conptemporary Art
17 Fev 2022
Lot # 45

Hammer price: $ 34.846
Buyer’s premium: $ 36.588
Estimate: $ 21.295 – $ 29.038

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