Joaquín Torres-García

The Worlds of Joaquín Torres-García
Tomas Llorens, Abigail McEwan, Frederic Tuten, and William R. Acquavella, 2018

Publisher: Rizzoli

ISBN: 978-0847864027

Dimensions: 25.4 x 3.2 x 31.1 cm

Pages: 252

One of the most revered Latin American artists of the early 20th century, best known for his abstract and primitive paintings, with key works from private collections published for the first time.

With 70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this is the largest survey of Torres-García’s work to be on view in an American gallery since Joaquín Torres-García curated his own exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1950. The book includes previously unpublished texts by the artist and iconic works that were kept by the family as representative examples of different moments in his career, first by the artist and later by family members who inherited them as a group. Torres-García founded the avant-garde group Circle and Square (Arp, Kandinsky, Léger, Mondrian), where he was inspired by indigenous art from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania, which reinforced his vision of symbols and cosmic order.

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