Cildo Meireles The Difference between the Circle and the Sphere Is the Weight 1976

  • Not on view
Paper and paper bags
Overall dimensions approximately 2 3/8 x 25 x 15" (6 x 63.5 x 38.1 cm)
Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Paulo Herkenhoff
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

The artist
Galería Luisa Strina, São Paulo
1998, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, and Caracas
2017, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired as gift from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

Exhibition history

Austin, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, "Re-aligning Vision, Alternative Currents in South American Drawing”, January 16 - March 8, 1997 and tour:
New York, El Museo del Barrio, May 7 - September 7, 1997
Little Rock, Arkansas Art Center, October 3 - November 14, 1997
Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, May 10 - June 19, 1998

São Paulo, Museo de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, “Paralelos: Arte brasileira da segunda metade do século xx em contexto. Collección Cisneros”, March 21 - June 16, 2002 and tour:
Rio de Janeiro, Museo de Arte Moderna de Rio de Janeiro, July 11 - September 22, 2002

Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, "Geo-metrías Abstracción geométrica latinoamericana en la Colección Cisneros", March 14 - May 19, 2003

Lima, Museo de Arte de Lima, "Diálogos. Arte Latinoamericano desde la Colección Cisneros", July 22 - September 26, 2004 and tour:
Santiago, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, November 25 - February 28, 2005
Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, May 5 - June 29, 2005

San José, Museo de Arte y de Diseño Contemporáneo, "Ecos y contrastes. Arte contemporáneo en la Colección Cisneros", December 7, 2005 - February 25, 2006 and tour:
San Salvador, Museo de Arte de El Salvador, March 30 - June 11, 2006

Norton, Wheaton College, “Correspondences: Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros,” February 8 - April 10, 2008.


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