Gego - Latin America New York Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Pratt Institute, New York
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    J. Manrique, C. de Zegher and M.C. Ramírez, Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible, Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, 2006, p. 30 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography


    Venezuelan • 1912 - 1994

    Venezuelan artist Gego is internationally recognized as a leading female figure of abstraction in Latin America. Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt) studied architecture and worked as a draughtsman in various firms in Germany before immigrating to Venezuela in 1939.

    Gego's experimentation with pure abstraction in the late 1950s culminated in her most important series, produced in the 1980s, titled Dibujos sin Papel (Drawings Without Paper). In this series, she utilized industrial materials in suspended wire sculptures. These seemingly banal yet technically sophisticated sculptures are representative of the artist's mature style and were undoubtedly informed by her training as an architect. With the series Reticulárea ambiental, Gego built upon the Dibujo sin Papel and further highlighted her interest in spatial abstraction by creating expansive, engulfing sculptures of metal scraps.

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intaglio on Arches paper
image 7 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (19.7 x 17.1 cm.); sheet 22 x 19 in. (55.9 x 48.3 cm.)
Signed, numbered and dated "gego 63 4/10" center. Further signed, inscribed and dated "71/VENEZUELA- GEGO" lower right, and stamped "PRATT GRAPHIC ART CENTER N.Y./GEGO" lower left. This work is number 4 from an edition of 10.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
+ 1 212 940 1216

Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm