28 - 29 May 2008
Rodolfo Morales (Mexican 1925-2001)
signed 'RODOLFO MORALES' (lower right)
oil on canvas
61 x 84½ in. (155 x 214.6 cm.)
Painted in 1986.
Vorpal Gallery, New York and San Francisco.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Exhibition catalogue, Rodolfo Morales, New York, Vorpal Gallery, 1989 (illustrated in color).
New York, Vorpal Gallery, Rodolfo Morales, 1989.
Men rarely appear in Rodolfo Morales's painting; and when they do, it is usually as statues or inert figures. Women, on the contrary, are always a lively presence: the terra firma where joy and tranquility are possible. That multicolored feminine multitude inhabiting his works responds caringly to our gaze with its solid and confident presence.
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