An important lightbox from the late 1950s by Brazilian great Abraham Palatnik led Bonhams’ Tell Me What You Want (What You Really, Really Want) contemporary art auction on March 31 in Los Angeles by achieving $425,000, past a $150,000-250,000 estimate. Palatnik is one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists and is globally recognized as one of the foremost figures in the use of technology in art. He emerged to the national stage in 1951 with an early prototype for what would later come to be known as his kinechromatic devices. The piece, which could barely fit through the doorway, was a machine using colored light to create painterly images. He was allowed to exhibit it in the inaugural Sao Paolo biennial (1951) as long as he agreed not to compete for a prize (he received an honorable mention) as the organizers could not find a suitable category for his

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