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    Sale 2005

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    28 - 29 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    Juan O'Gorman (Mexican 1905-1982)

    Proceso de transformación de la materia en energía (Ensayo 1)

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    Juan O'Gorman (Mexican 1905-1982)
    Proceso de transformación de la materia en energía (Ensayo 1)
    signed and dated 'Juan O'Gorman 1966.' (lower right) signed and dated again, and titled 'Juan O'Gorman 1966, Proceso de transformación de la materia en energía. Ensayo 1' (on the reverse)
    oil and tempera on panel
    10 x 11 in. (25.4 x 28 cm.)
    Painted in 1966.


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    "All painting is abstract, even figurative painting."
    -Juan O'Gorman

    Provenance

    Private collection, Mexico City.


    Literature

    A. Luna Arroyo, Juan O'Gorman, Mexico City, 1973, p. 513 (illustrated as 'Resultado de explosión nuclear').
    O'Gorman, Grupo Financiero Bital, Américo Arte Editores, Mexico D.F., 1999 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Mexico City, INBA, Museo Nacional de Artes Plásticas, n/d.