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Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan 1874-1949)
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Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan 1874-1949)

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Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan 1874-1949) Composición signed with initials and dated 'JTG 44' (lower right) oil on cardboard 10¼ x 13 1/8 in. (26 x 33.3 cm.) Painted in Montevideo in 1944.
Provenance
Estate of the artist.
Rose Fried Gallery, New York.
Emilio Ellena collection, Santiago.
By descent to the present owners.
Literature
C. Schaefer, Torres-García, Buenos Aires, Poseidon, 1945, plate II (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Joaquín Torres-García 1874-1949: 15th Memorial Exhibition, New York, Rose Fried Gallery, 1964 (illustrated).
E. Jardí, Torres García, Barcelona, Ediciones Polígrafa, 1973, p. 249, no. 364 (illustrated in color).
Exhibition catalogue, Voces de ultramar: Arte en América Latina 1910-1960, Madrid, Turner Libros, S.A., 1992, p. 122, no. 44 (illustrated in color).
Exhibition catalogue, Joaquín Torres-García, Santiago, Corporación Cultural de las Condes, 1994 (illustrated in color).
R. Bindis, "El constructivismo Torres-García: El lenguaje de las cosas y del mundo" in La Tercera, Santiago, 17 April 1994.
A.M. Maslach, Joaquín Torres-García: Sol y luna del arcano, Caracas, UNESCO, 1998, p. 579, no. 378 (illustrated).
J.M. Sanguinetti, "Joaquín Torres-García: El lenguaje de las cosas y del mundo" in Clasica: Arte & Cultura, Buenos Aires, No. 134, October 1999, p. 73 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Rose Fried Gallery, Joaquín Torres-García 1874-1949: 15th Memorial Exhibition, 6 January- 13 February 1964.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Voces de ultramar: Arte en América Latina y Canarias, 1910-1960, 7 September- 8 November 1992, no. 44. This exhibition also travelled to Madrid, Casa de América, 10 December 1992- 31 January 1993.
Santiago, Corporación Cultural Las Condes, Joaquín Torres-García, 7- 24 April 1994.

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We are grateful to Cecilia de Torres for her assistance cataloguing this work; registered under archive number P1944.32.

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