Opera de Paris, Palais Garnier

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  • Provenance

    Sperone Westwater, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sperone Westwater, Guillermo Kuitca: Acoustic Mass, November 3 - December 17, 2005

  • Artist Bio

    Guillermo Kuitca

    Argentinian • 1961

    Guillermo Kuitca is an Argentinean child prodigy who held his first solo exhibition at age thirteen. He emerged as a painter during the 1980s, rejecting the neoexpressionist trend of the time. Yet his art is intellectually demanding, formally complex and relevant to the historical moment.



    Kuitca is influenced by Antoni Tápies, Francis Bacon, Jenny Holzer and Pina Bausch. His paintings denote total abstraction and deal with space, language, deat, and travel. His series of maps from the 1990s depicted on canvases and mattresses explore themes of disappearance, migration and the importance of memory. He rarely depicts humans, and his map paintings are difficult to decipher geographically, allowing viewers to meditate on the psychology of space.

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Opera de Paris, Palais Garnier

signed and dated "Kuitca 05" lower right
mixed media on paper
58 5/8 x 58 5/8 in. (148.9 x 148.9 cm.)
Executed in 2005.

Estimate
$35,000 - 45,000 

sold for $47,500

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Rebekah Bowling
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue