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Onça Queimada (Burnt Jaguar), 2020
MUNDANO, Brazilian ARTivist
Double-sided reinterpretation of the R$50 reals bill
Permanent markers on paper
39.5x17cm or 15”x6.5”
Original, historic and unique work
US$ 3,000 + tax and shipping
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. “Enough of self-destruction and of letting things slide” was one of the themes of Mundano’s campaign.
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.
@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.
Onça Queimada is in New York City and can be viewed in person, by appointment. You can also make your best offer to buy this unique work. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)