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  • Artist Biography

    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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Cuarta Pared

1997
Lithograph in brown with embossing, on Japanese paper, with full margins,
I. 14 x 20 3/8 in. (35.6 x 51.8 cm);
S. 22 1/4 x 30 1/8 in. (56.5 x 76.5 cm)

signed, dated '1997' and numbered 19/35 in pencil (there were also 4 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, occasional creasing (primarily in the margins), the palest mat staining, otherwise in good condition, unframed.

Estimate
$1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for $1,188

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York