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Joaquin Torres-Garcia

Uruguay (Montevideo 1874 -  Montevideo 1949 )
TORRES-GARCIA Joaquin Composition À L'arbre

Sotheby's /May 26, 2015
25,962.47 - 33,380.31
50,998.75

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Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Graphisme En Noir Et Rouge

Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Graphisme En Noir Et Rouge

Original 1931
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Lot number: 47
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Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949) GRAPHISME EN NOIR ET ROUGE signed lower right and dated 31 lower left oil on canvas 29 1/2 by 22 in. 75 by 56 cm Authentication This work is included in the Joaquín Torres García Online Catalogue Raisonné (www.torresgarcia.com) as number no. 1931.26. Provenance Estate of the artist Horacio Torres Collection Estate of Horacio Torres Private Collection, New York Galerie Jan Krugier, New York Private Collection, Spain Exhibited New York, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., Joaquín Torres-García - Paintings, Constructions and Drawings, September 9-October 3, 1981, no. 12, illustrated on the cover London, Gimpel Fils, Joaquín Torres-García: Paintings & Constructions, June 19-July 14, 1984, no. 6 New York, Jan Krugier Gallery, Torres-García, November 1987 Punta del Este, Galería Sur, Joaquín Torres-García Construcciones en Madera y Óleos, Summer, 1993, no. 12, p. 27, illustrated São Paulo, XXII Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Joaquín Torres-García, October 12-December 10, 1994, no. 16, p. 49, illustrated Zaragoza, Centro de Exposiciones y Consejos, April 10-June 22, 1997; Huesca, Sala de Exposiciones de la Diputación de Huesca, Joaquín Torres-García: Pintura y Teórico, July 11-August 24, 1997, no. 14, p. 66, illustrated Logroño, Sala Amos Salvador, Cultural Rioja, August 28–September 28, 1997; Pamplona, Museo de Navarra, Joaquín Torres-García: Artista y Teórico, October 16-November 23, 1997, no. 21, p. 91 Literature Roberto Benítez, "Torres-García e o Estilo do Exílio," Arte Hoja, May 1978, p. 39, illustrated Miguel A. Battegazzore, Torres-García: La trama y los signos, Montevideo, Gordon, 1999, no. 1, p. 12, illustrated Catalogue Note In the seminal 1948 essay “The Crisis of the Easel Picture,” notable American art critic Clement Greenberg wrote about a new pictorial “polyphony,” an “all over” uniformity in the canvas surface. He considered it an important new phase in the history of painting that answered to something deeply seated in contemporary sensibility. Among the artists who created this new development he credited Joaquín Torres-García, Jean Dubuffet, Mark Tobey, and Jackson Pollock. [1] In Graphisme en Noir et Rouge (1931), a superb example of Torres-García's definitive style, the "all over" effect Greenberg described is achieved by crossing black and earth red lines. These lines not only construct the scaffolding on which symbols are inscribed, but also subdivide each into smaller sections so that they are integral to the grid. The result is a vibrantly textured surface of lines and light brushstoke touches. But there is still another layer of significance beyond the "all over" painterly surface: because Torres-García was dissatisfied with the pure abstractions of his contemporaries of the De Stijl group, he wanted to include the complex and rich aspects of human experience, from the spiritual to the everyday. To achieve this he created a schematic, symbolic language system of basic images that function as containers of meaning. In Graphisme en Noir et Rouge, he drew a simple house, a clock, a bell, a man, a ship, a mask, a fish, the number 5, and the letters MP (his wife, Manolita Piña's, initials). "Symbols" he wrote, "give perceptible form to the imperceptible, they access our mind directly without any explanation, they are the nexus between reason and nature." By uniting figuration and abstraction in his paintings in such an unusual way, the artist achieved a synthesis that melds order and intellect, the natural world, emotion and intuition, thereby creating a new phase in XXth century art that transcended Cubism, Surrealism and Neoplasticism. [1] Clement Greenberg: The Collected Essays and Criticism, ed. John O’’Brian, vol. 2, Arrogant Purpose, 1945–1949, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986), 223.
Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Constructif Avec Poisson

Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Constructif Avec Poisson

Original 1929
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Lot number: 24
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Lot Description Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949) Constructif avec poisson (also known as Constructif avec poisson ocre) signed 'J. Torres-Garcia' (upper left) and dated '29' (upper right) oil on canvas 23 7/8 x 28 7/8 in. (60.6 x 73.3 cm.) Painted in Paris 1929. Provenance Estate of Joaquín Torres-García, Montevideo. Alejandra, Aurelio and Claudio Torres collection. Private collection. Literature Exhibition catalogue, Torres-García: Grid-Pattern-Sign: Paris-Montevideo 1924-1944, London, Hayward Gallery, 1985, p. 31, no. 22 (illustrated). Exhibition catalogue, Torres-García, Barcelona, Museo Picasso de Barcelona, 2003, p. 245, no. 228 (illustrated in color). C. de Torres and S. V. Temkin, "Constructif avec poisson, 1929 (1929.54)" in Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné, http://torresgarcia.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=938 (accessed 18 September 2015). Exhibited London, Hayward Gallery, Torres-García: Grid-Pattern-Sign: Paris-Montevideo 1924-1944, 14 November 1985-23 February 1986, no. 22. This exhibition also travelled to Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró, 13 March-4 May 1986, Dusseldorf, Stadtische Kunsthalle, 28 June-17 August 1986, Miami, Center for the Fine Arts, 14 September-9 November 1986, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 14 February-5 April 1987. Geneva, Galerie Jan Krugier, Torres-García, Retrospective, April 1998. Barcelona, Museo Picasso de Barcelona, Torres-García, 25 November 2003-11 April 2004, no. 228. Post-Lot Text This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Joaquín Torres-García Archive of Alejandra, Aurelio and Claudio Torres, signed by Alejandra Torres and dated 1 August 2015. View Lot Notes >
Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Universal Man

Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Universal Man

Original 1943
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Lot number: 36
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Joaquin Torres Garcia Uruguayan, 1874-1949 Universal Man , 1943 Initialed J.T.G. (ll), dated 43 (lr), stamped 159 on the reverse Bronze, edition of 330 8 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 1/4 inches The patina is natural with a golden sheen at upper left edge, at top edge and along sides. Minor green oxidation in crevices.
Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Composition À L'arbre

Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Composition À L'arbre

Original 1927
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Lot number: 181
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Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949) COMPOSITION À L'ARBRE signed and dated 27 center left oil on canvas 17 1/4 by 11 3/4 in. 44 by 30 cm Authentication This work is included in the Catalogue Raisonné prepared by Cecilia de Torres listed as N o 1927.53. Provenance Private Collection, Paris Sale: Loudmer, Paris, Importants Tableaux et Sculptures Modernes, November 22, 1993, lot 50
Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Port Constructif Avec Ciel Bleu

Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Port Constructif Avec Ciel Bleu

Original 1930
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Lot number: 6
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Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949) PORT CONSTRUCTIF AVEC CIEL BLEU (PUERTO CONSTRUCTIVO CON CIELO AZUL) signed upper left and dated 30 upper right oil on canvas 20 1/4 by 24 1/4 in. 51.4 by 61.9 cm Authentication This work is included in the Catalogue Raisonné prepared by Cecilia de Torres listed as N o 1930.11. Provenance Manolita Piña de Torres-García, Montevideo Private Collection, New York Galerie Denise René, New York Royal S. Marks, New York Sale: Sotheby's, New York, Nineteen Works by Joaquín Torres-García From the Estate of Royal S. Marks, November 23, 1992, lot 11, illustrated in color Exhibited Madrid, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, April-May 1973; Barcelona, Museo de Arte Moderno, June 1973, Joaquín Torres-García, Exposición Antológica, no. 73, p. 6 New York, The Brooklyn Museum, 1977 (temporary loan) Literature Enric Jardí, Torres-García, Barcelona, 1973, no. 222, p. 167, illustrated in color; also illustrated in color on the cover Eduardo Vernazza, "Los 99 años de Joaquín Torres-García. Exposición en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid," El Día, July 29, 1973, illustrated Adolfo M. Maslach, Joaquín Torres-García, sol y luna del arcano, Caracas, 1998, no. 175, p. 349, illustrated
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