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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Mexico
    Private Collection, Mexico

  • 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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Untitled

circa 1970
gouache on paper
9 7/8 x 15 1/4 in. (25.1 x 38.7 cm)
This work is signed "MG" lower center. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Lily Kassner.

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

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Kaeli Deane
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Latin America

New York Auction 18 November 2015 6pm