Born in Paris, November 8th 1971, Joana Vasconcelos has become one of the most important contemporary artists of the last decade.
Joana's sculptures and installations, made from everyday life objects, are part of museum and private collections worldwide.
Her sculpture "Coração Independente Dourado" ( Independent Golden Heart) was sold this Tuesday at Christie's for €192,000 , higher than the expected range between €94,000 and €140,000.
The sculpture in the shape of a Viana's heart, was a custom work for the Eleven restaurant in Lisbon and is made from 5000 plastic spoons settled in way to remind the filigree technique.
Possibly seen as an instalation, this artwork hangs from the ceiling and rotates at the sound of a CD containing three musics of Amália Rodrigues.
A lady wearing a grey hat and sitting on the second row of the Christie's auction, acquired the "Coração Independent Dourado", after competing with another interested buyer.
The lady offered £135,000 , which with comissions and sale prizes amounted to £163,250 (€192,000).
After having already received the agreement of the new owner, the sculpture will be shown in some already programmed exhibitions, including two at the Museu Berardo (Berardo Museum) in Lisbon.