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  • Provenance

    Toluca Fine Art, Paris

  • Literature

    F. de Zuviría, Siesta Argentina, Buenos Aires: Ediciones Larivière, 2003, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Facundo de Zuviría lives and works in Buenos Aires, exploring the urban landscape in his photographs. The series Siesta Argentina – created in the period following the Argentinian crisis at the end of 2001 – illustrates a city devoid of people and activities during mid-afternoon siesta. These images of storefronts in Buenos Aires draw attention to the differing patterns found on the building facades. De Zuviría has received multiple awards, including the prestigious Konex Award for his contributions to Argentinian visual arts in 1992 and again in 2012. His work has been exhibited at institutions worldwide, including the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris and the International Center of Photography, New York. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires holds a later print of this image.

  • 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

5

La Tregua from Siesta Argentina

2003
Gelatin silver print.
22 x 32.8 cm (8 5/8 x 12 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/3 in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £4,375

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Photographs

London Auction 2 November 2017