• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    Gunther Gerzso (Mexican 1915-2000)

    Mitología

    Price Realised  

    Gunther Gerzso (Mexican 1915-2000)
    Mitología
    signed and dated 'GERZSO 61' (lower right) signed and dated again and titled 'MITOLOGÍA, GERZSÓ, VIII.61' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    21½ x 32 in. (54.6 x 81.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1961.


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Texas.
    Sotheby's, New York, 21 November 1988, lot 64 (illustrated in color).
    Private collection, Los Angeles.
    Private collection, New York.
    Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York.
    Private collection, Montecito.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Gunther Gerzso: 80th Birthday Show, New York, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, 1995, p. 12, no. 11 (illustrated in color). Exhibition catalogue, Gunther Gerzso: In His Memory, New York, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, 2000, p. 46-47, no. 21 (illustrated in color).
    Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, 2003, pl. 57 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    New York, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, Gunther Gerzso: 80th Birthday Show, 28 September- 28 October 1995, no. 11. This exhibition later traveled to Zurich, Galerie Rahn, March-June 1996.
    New York, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, Gunther Gerzso: In His Memory, 12 October- 11 November 2000, no. 21.
    Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso, July - October 2003. This exhibition later traveled to Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, November 2003 - February 2004; Chicago, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, March - June 2004.