Facundo de Zuviría - Photographs London Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Toluca Fine Art, Paris

  • Exhibited

    América Latina 1960-2013, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 19 November 2013 - 6 April 2014; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 24 May - 29 September 2014, for another print

  • Literature

    F. de Zuviría, Siesta Argentina, Ediciones Larivière, 2003, n.p.
    Facundo de Zuviría: Estampas 1982/2015, Toluca Éditions/ Editorial RM, 2015, p. 15

  • Catalogue Essay

    Facundo de Zuviría’s series Siesta Argentina is comprised of images of storefronts in Buenos Aires, drawing attention to the differing patterns found on the building facades. Created in the period following the Argentine crisis at the end of 2001, this series illustrates a city devoid of people and activities during mid-afternoon siesta.

  • Artist Biography

    Facundo de Zuviría

    Argentinian • 1954

    Facundo de Zuviría graduated in law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires before turning to photography full time. During Argentina’s economic crisis of 2001, he started documenting the closure of small stores, which he witnessed throughout the capital. Siesta Argentina, the resulting series, constitutes a poignant meditation on Argentina’s fading urban identity. Zuviría has received multiple awards, including the prestigious Konex Award twice, in 1992 and 2012. His work has been exhibited worldwide and his work is held in numerous collections, including Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires.

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Property from a Private Collection, France


Ratio from Siesta Argentina

Gelatin silver print.
21.8 x 32.7 cm (8 5/8 x 12 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled in Spanish, dated and numbered 3/3 in pencil on the verso.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £3,125

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London Auction 3 November 2016