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medium: Oil »
year(s): 1931 »
1931.33 (estate: 892)
Construcción en blanco
1931
Oil on linen
69 1/4 x 35 1/4 in. (175.3 x 89.5 cm)
Signed lower left: J. Torres-GARCIA; dated lower right: 31
Signed and inscribed on verso: J. Torres-García, No. 1 T
Private collection, New York

Provenance

Private collection, New York

Exhibition History

1961–62 Stedelijk Museum (traveling: Staatliche Kunsthalle): Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Joaquín Torres-García, no. 6.
1991 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (traveling: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) Centre Julio González): Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, J. Torres-García, no. 72, ill, p. 114.
1992 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C, Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers: Diego Rivera; Joaquín Torres-García; Wifredo Lam; Matta, no. 29, ill, p. 131.
1995a Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.: Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York, N.Y, Joaquín Torres-García 1874-1949, no. 6.
1996 Museo de Pontevedra: Museo de Pontevedra, J.Torres-García, obra constructiva, no. 5.
1996a Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva: Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Lisbon, Torres-García, obra constructivista, no. 3, ill.
2000–01 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Heterotopias: Medio siglo sin-lugar: 1918-1968, ill, p. 146.
2004 MFAH: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Tex, Inverted Utopias, Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, ill, p. 35.
2015–2016 Museum of Modern Art (traveling: Fundación Telefónica; Museo Picasso): Museum of Modern Art, New York, Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, ill, p. 122.

Published References

Bantel 1980: The Alice M. Kaplan Collection, ill. p. 200-201, no. 94.
Gradowczyk 1985: Joaquín Torres-García, Artistas de América, ill. p. 44, no. 27.
Arte y Parte 1996: "XXIV Bienal de Pontevedra," ill.
Fundación ICO 2002: Joaquín Torres-García: un mundo construido, ill. p. 185.
Musée d'art moderne et contemporain 2002: Joaquín Torres-García: un monde construit, ill. p. 181.
Lowry 2008: "Blank Canvas," ill. p. 188.

Documentary Materials

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Taller Torres-García

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Torres-García with his students from the Taller Torres-García

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Torres-García and his students at the Taller, c. 1946

From left to right: Joaquín Torres-García, Manuel Pailos, Guido Castillo, Horacio Torres, Augusto Torres, Jorge Visca, Rodolfo Visca, Julio Alpuy, Federico Amen, Jose Gurvich and Francisco Matto

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Record last updated October 20, 2015. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: de Torres, Cecilia and Susanna V. Temkin. "Construcción en blanco, 1931 (1931.33)." Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. http://torresgarcia.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=1056 (accessed March 29, 2017).
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