Her style is following Lucio Fontana, born in Buenos Aires to parents of Italian origin, who spent half of his life in Argentina. Parede com incisoes a la Fontana, 180 x 250 cm, painted by Varejão in 2001, was sold for £ 1.1M including premium at Christie's on February 16, 2011. That work is a wall of 900 small tiles scarred by eight large incisions .
The azulejo, a faience tile most usually in light blue, is a symbol of the spread of Portuguese culture into its former colonies. In 2001, Varejão built a series of light blue tiles 1 x 1m in oil and plaster on canvas before assembling them as polyptychs named the Macau walls.
Macau had actually received the same Portuguese impregnation as Brazil. In Varejão's elements, the Chinese allusion is marked by irregular abstract patterns loosely reminiscent of the cracked porcelain of the Song.
A triptych was sold for £ 506K including premium by Sotheby's on June 30, 2014. Another Macau Wall (Blue) made of two rows of three elements each is estimated $ 700K, for sale by Phillips in New York on November 24, lot 15.
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