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Just Three of Us on This Planet

© Ernesto Neto

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© Ernesto Neto

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Ernesto Neto

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Ernesto Neto

Brazilian, born 1964

Just Three of Us on This Planet, 2003

silver paint and ink on paper

sheet: 24 3/4 x 34 3/4 inches (62.86 x 88.26 cm); framed: 24 3/4 x 34 13/16 x 2 inches (62.86 x 88.42 x 5.08 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

George B. & Jenny R. Mathews Fund, 2013

2013:7.2

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Provenance

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York;
May 14, 2013, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Drawings (visual works)
Paintings (visual works)

Work Type

Drawing (visual work)
Painting (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Ernesto Neto is best known for his large-scale, whimsical sculptures that merge environmental and biomorphic forms while simultaneously pinging the senses through touch, sound, and smell. His drawings employ similar imagery, and their forms often assume organic identities. Works such as Just Three of Us on This Planet embody an improvisational spirit, while exhibiting the artist’s notable control over his medium. Here, his juxtaposition of skill and chance creates forms evocative of a science experiment. Neto delineated a boundary of silver paint and then applied water to the page, allowing ink to flow across the surface. In the areas of complete saturation, the drift of the black ink— which takes on the appearance of an amoebic ballet—evokes a sense of continued movement.

Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017

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