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    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49

    Gunther Gerzso (Mexican 1915-2000)


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    Gunther Gerzso (Mexican 1915-2000)
    signed and dated 'Gerzso '74' (lower right)--signed again, dated and titled 'Gerzso, VIII-74, VERDE-AZUL-AMARILLO-ROJO' (on the reverse)
    oil on masonite
    21 x 28½ in. (53.3 x 72.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1974.

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    "In his most recent paintings, rigid, dry and vibrant, Gerzso explored hidden sediments, old and new: his visions possess a corporeality formed in a diaphanous play of lines against haughty surfaces of unified and unnamed color, icy cold and burning most often, as thought it were an intense and direct silvery light. His world seems--only seems--to be more impassioned by art than by life. This does not insinuate any criticism whatsoever. It is his strength."

    Luis Cardoza y Aragón.


    Private collection, Mexico City.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.