The Blanton Museum of Art's Latin American catalogue will be the first publication in the museum's history to present a complete and in-depth study of the institution's notable Latin American collection. The Blanton's holdings comprise one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary Latin American art in the country, and include works by many artists not represented elsewhere in U.S. collections.
The collection contains more than 1,800 modern and contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures, reflecting the great diversity of Latin American art and culture. More than six hundred artists from Mexico, South and Central America, and the Caribbean are represented in the collection.
This beautifully illustrated catalogue features 102 artists from the Blanton's Latin American collection, such as Joaquín Torres-García, Julio Alpuy, Gonzalo Fonseca, Luis Felipe Noé, Rómulo Macció, Jorge de la Vega, Antonio Seguí, Luis Camnitzer, and Cildo Meireles. New and emerging artists such as Jorge Macchi and Cristián Silva are also represented.
The catalogue includes essays and object entries by a host of distinguished contributing writers that provide an opportunity for new interpretation and insight into this significant collection, and the field of Latin American art in general.