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Kennedy Bahia "Flor das Borobetas" Tapestry

Lot 0256 Details

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"Flor das Borobetas" by Patrick Kennedy Maderos (1929-2005) wool tapestry of birds and butterflies on red background; signed to top "Kennedy Bahia"; with four wood slats to back; measures approximately 50-7/8" x 40"; in Good overall condition with no apparent staining and very minimal wear (missing stitches in some places).Kennedy Bahia was born Maderos Patrick Kennedy, in 1929 in Valparaiso, Chile. He was a mining engineer in his country and came into contact with the exoticism of Brazilian fauna & flora for the first time when working in the Amazon region. Malaria drove him from his engineering career into that of upholstery, & the jungle impressions of the Amazon were characterized in his work. He moved to Bahia in the 1960s, where he began to include folk motifs of African-Bahian culture in his designs. Known nationally and internationally, Kennedy Bahia was a pioneer in the expansion of the plastic arts in the state and was known for his cheerful and colorful tapestries. Additionally, he was well known by his paintings and prints of beautiful mulattos. The artist also contributed to the dissemination of Bahian culture by adopting the name of the State and disseminating information about Bahia to all countries where traveling with his works.
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Kennedy Bahia "Flor das Borobetas" Tapestry

Estimate $180 - $280
Jun 25, 2016
Starting Price $90
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0256: Kennedy Bahia "Flor das Borobetas" Tapestry

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Est. $180 - $280Starting Price $90
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Lot 0256 Details

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"Flor das Borobetas" by Patrick Kennedy Maderos (1929-2005) wool tapestry of birds and butterflies on red background; signed to top "Kennedy Bahia"; with four wood slats to back; measures approximately 50-7/8" x 40"; in Good overall condition with no apparent staining and very minimal wear (missing stitches in some places).Kennedy Bahia was born Maderos Patrick Kennedy, in 1929 in Valparaiso, Chile. He was a mining engineer in his country and came into contact with the exoticism of Brazilian fauna & flora for the first time when working in the Amazon region. Malaria drove him from his engineering career into that of upholstery, & the jungle impressions of the Amazon were characterized in his work. He moved to Bahia in the 1960s, where he began to include folk motifs of African-Bahian culture in his designs. Known nationally and internationally, Kennedy Bahia was a pioneer in the expansion of the plastic arts in the state and was known for his cheerful and colorful tapestries. Additionally, he was well known by his paintings and prints of beautiful mulattos. The artist also contributed to the dissemination of Bahian culture by adopting the name of the State and disseminating information about Bahia to all countries where traveling with his works.

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