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  • Provenance

    Collection of Bertha Shafer (acquired from the artist)
    Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska (bequeathed by the above)
    Christie's, New York, February 3, 1999
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Leon Tovar Gallery, Searching for Form, August 10 - September 23, 2016
    New York, Leon Tovar Gallery, Edges and Angles, March 2017

  • Catalogue Essay

    Despite the political climate, Buenos Aires was a culturally vibrant city in the mid-20th century. Founded in 1958 to modernize Argentine culture, the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella was at the forefront of the modern artistic movements of the time. Honorio Morales participated in the famed competition of this premier institution during its height in 1965 propelling him into the Pop Art scene. Only one year later in New York, he was featured in the Guggenheim Museum’s The Emergent Decade exhibition and soon after won the renowned institution's namesake fellowship in 1967. Produced during this momentous year, Morales like his contemporaries and fellow Argentines, Marta Minujín and Luis Camnitzer, strove to broaden the definition of Latin American art to encompass installation. Morales created environments by integrating irregularly shaped canvases into domestic interiors, pushing the expanse of a space through color and fluid geometry.

50

Untitled

signed and dated "HONORIO MORALES - New York - 1967" on the reverse
acrylic on canvas on wood construction
84 1/2 x 23 x 18 5/8 in. (214.6 x 58.4 x 47.3 cm)
Painted in 1967.

Estimate
$18,000 - 22,000 

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Kaeli Deane
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New York
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Latin America

New York Auction 21 November 2017