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    Sale 2005

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    28 - 29 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    Guillermo Kuitca (Argentinian b. 1961)

    Hamburg

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    Guillermo Kuitca (Argentinian b. 1961)
    Hamburg
    signed, titled and dated 'Hamburg, Guillermo Kuitca, 1987' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    57 x 61¾ in. (114.8 x 157 cm.)
    Painted in 1987.


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    In an interview in 1997 Guillermo Kuitca speaks about the maps--how he chose the cities, bought the actual folded maps:

    I would compulsively buy these during any trip. If I traveled to New York, I would go to the Rand McNally store--they have maps from around the world, it's like a supermarket. I would buy four from Africa, two from Arabia, one from Brussels, twenty from Honduras, from Belfast--from any place. I bought them not to guide myself but to lose myself. I often thought the store salesman might be wondering where I was going.

    -Guillermo Kuitca, Interview with Graciela Speranza

    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist.
    Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey.
    Private collection, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    J. Lubin, ed., Guillermo David Kuitca: Obras 1982-1988, Buenos Aires, 1989, p. 51 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art; and Mulheim an der Ruhr, Stadtisches Museum, Guillermo Kuitca, June- September 1990.