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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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Puro Teatro Portfolio

2003
The complete set of twelve etchings, on Chine collé to wove paper, with full margins, plus text by the artist, loose (as issued),
16 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. (42.2 x 41.6 cm)
all signed and annotated `A.P. in pencil (one of 6 artist's proofs, the edition was 25), published by Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica (all with their blindstamp), all in excellent condition, contained in original cloth-covered portfolio case with artist's name embossed in gold on the front.

Estimate
$7,000 - 10,000 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York