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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California (acquired directly from the artist)
    Private Collection, Massachusetts
    Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Mathias Goeritz

    Mexican • 1915 - 1990

    German-born artist Mathias Goeritz studied Philosophy and Art History in Berlin. He immigrated to Mexico in 1949, by which time he had already built a career as a modern artist and architect. He was influenced by the European artistic tendencies of the time, from modernist movements such as Group Zero to artists including Yves Klein and Lucio Fontana.

    Goeritz's transference of knowledge exposed Mexico to the larger international art world, thus greatly contributing to the trajectory of Mexican art. He developed the concept of emotional architecture — where architecture is not overpowered by functionality but engages humankind with beauty, creating an emotive response. This concept would give artists in Mexico an alternative to the overarching influence of the national mural movement, and is exemplified in one of Goeritz's most significant works, El Museo Experimental el Eco.

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Dos Mensajes

perforated gold metal on painted wood, in 2 parts
each: 13 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (34.6 x 20.6 cm)
Executed 1958-1959, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Lily Kassner.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale, Latin American Art
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 24 May 2017