• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 47

    Gunther Gerzso (Mexican 1915-2000)


    Price Realised  


    Gunther Gerzso (Mexican 1915-2000)
    signed and dated 'GERZSÓ, 63'(lower right) and again 'GERZSÓ IV.63' (on the reverse)
    oil on masonite
    19¾ x 24 in. (50.2 x 61 cm.)
    Painted in 1963.

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    ...More than a system of forms, his painting is a system of allusions. In his painting, colors, lines and volumes play the game of echoes and correspondences. Equivalencies and differences, shouts and answers. A painting that does not tell a story but speaks without words: toward another reality. Invisible but present, in each of Gerzso's paintings there is a secret. His painting does not show that secret: it points toward it. It is beyond the painting. More exactly, it is behind the painting.

    Octavio Paz.


    Peter Juvelis Fine Art, Coral Gables.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.