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Lot 17: u - JOAQUÍN TORRES-GARCÍA (1874-1949)

Latin American Art

by Sotheby's

May 26, 2004

New York, NY, USA

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Description: oil on board

signed lower right and dated 1943 lower left

Notes: We wish to thank Cecilia de Torres for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.


Estate of the artist (archived as no. 152), Montevideo (1949)
Private Collection, Barcelona
Sale: Christie's, New York, Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, November 25, 1986, lot 74, illustrated in color
Royal S. Marks, New York
Private Collection, Miami
Sale: Christie's, New York, Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, May 1, 1990, lot 19, illustrated in color
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Dimensions: 20 1/8 by 26 3/4 in.

(51 by 68 cm)

Exhibited: New York, Rose Fried Gallery, J. Torres-García Paintings from 1930-1949, March 1960, no. 2, illustrated
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden, J. Torres-García Paintings, March 1962
Paris, Musée d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Torres-García 1874-1949 Construction et Symboles, June 4-August 18, 1975, no. 64, illustrated
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, June-August 1991; Valencia, IVAM, September-November 1991, Torres-García, no. 109, illustrated, p. 154
San José, Costa Rica, Fundación Museo Banco Central de Costa Rica, La Escuela del Sur, January 16, 1996-March 23, 1997, illustrated
Paris, Galerie Ileana Bouboulis, October-November 2002
New York, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., Geometría Sensible, Spring 2003

Literature: Jose Maria Podesta, J. Torres García, Losada, Buenos Aires, 1946, illustrated no. XXII
Dario Suro, "El Universalismo Constructivo de Torres-García," Revista Americas, Washington, illustrated
Maisons Côte Sud, "A L'Heure du Sud," Echos d'Atelier, Paris, October-November 2002, p. 333, illustrated
Lydia Harambourg, "Taller Torres-García," La Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot, November 29, 2002, no. 43, illustrated
Daniel Chudet, "Côte Arts," Magazine des Arts et des Antiquités, Les Galeries Parisiennes, September 15-November 15, 2002, no. 21

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