Galerie Lelong Presents “Hélio Oiticica: Drawings, 1954-58”

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NEW YORK, NY.- “Drawings, 1954-58” brings together over twenty rare works by the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980), a pioneer in Modernism and multi-disciplinary practice whose works-on-paper have not yet been exhibited independently. The exhibition features works from the artist’s three major drawing series: “Grupo Frente”, “Sêco”, and “Metaesquema”. “Hélio Oiticica: Drawings, 1954-58” will be on view at Galerie Lelong from December 17, 2009, to February 6, 2010. Oiticica’s works form a bridge between painting and sculpture; furthermore, they connect the Modernist utopia of the 1950s with