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Burnt Jaguar, 2020
Mundando, Brazil Artivist
U$ 2,000 + tax and shipping
15.75 x 7" | 40 x 17.78 cm
Double-sided reinterpretation of the R$50 reals bill
Permanent markers on paper
Original, historic and unique work
About the artwork
“Enough of self-destruction and of letting things slide”
This work is a reinterpretation of the Brazilian 50 reals paper Banknote currency. The artwork was inspired by the environmental disaster which arose out of the burning of the Pantanal Swamp in 2020. This original and unique work is an outraged shout-out by the artist concerning the burning of the Pantanal that, in this year alone, has already consumed 25% of this unique biome. The Pantanal Swamp is a massive area in the western central part of Brazil, which is bounded by Bolivia and Paraguay. There have been more than 2.3 million hectares of forest fires.
This historic work was acquired on August 20th, 2020 through an auction promoted by the artist/activist Mundano on his instagram, @mundano_sp. All of the proceeds were donated to @sospantanal to help control the fire. This assistance was utilized in the purchasing of fire fighting equipment and by helping to feed the animals that survived the devastation. What will be needed in the future is assistance in restoring the biome that has been destroyed in the Pantanal.
About the artist
@mundano_sp is a Brazilian street artist and activist = ARTivist whose bold and colorful arts are a call to people’s attention to social, environmental and political issues. He is the founder of the movement to make the work of trash collectors in Brazil visible: @pimpmycarroca and “Cactus and Resistance Planter” @catakiapp. Mundano is part of the NGO Ashoka, TED Fellow, founder and awarded in the area of public art, human rights, creativity and digital innovation.
https://www.instagram.com/pimpmycarroca/ (movement to provide a vital service that benefits all recycle/junk collectors, from nearly invisible as they roam the streets through technology, art and support)
@catakiapp (app to call a nearer recycle/junk collectors)
Burnt Jaguar is in New York City and it can be viewed in person, by appointment. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the sale of this original and iconic work a contribution will be made to the following institutions:
1. NY only theater company www.group.br.com
2. @pimpmycarrroca https://linktree.com.br/new/pimpmycarroca