Guillermo Kuitca - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 23, 2008 | Phillips

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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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Untitled Series

Five lithographs in colors, on wove paper, with full margins and the full sheets,
all S. 19 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (50.2 x 24.4 cm)
all signed, dated, and annotated `S.I. II’ (one annotated `P.P II’) in pencil (the edition was 25), published by the Contemporary Art Foundation, Amsterdam, all in very good condition, all unframed.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $1,000

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York