Text by Tomàs Llorens and Abigail McEwan and Frederic Tuten, Introduction by William R. Acquavella
One of the most revered Latin American artists of the early 20th century, best known for his abstract and primitive paintings, with key works from private collections published for the first time.
With 70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this is the largest survey of Torres-García’s work to be on view in an American gallery since Joaquín Torres-García curated his own exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1950. The book includes previously unpublished texts by the artist and iconic works that were kept by the family as representative examples of different moments in his career, first by the artist and later by family members who inherited them as a group. Torres-García founded the avant-garde group Circle and Square (Arp, Kandinsky, Léger, Mondrian), where he was inspired by indigenous art from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania, which reinforced his vision of symbols and cosmic order.
About The Author
Abigail McEwen is Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. Tomàs Llorens is the Director of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. Previously, he served as Director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. Frederic Tuten is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist best known for his novel Tintin in the New World.
Publish Date: September 04, 2018
Category: Art - Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General