Alejandro Puente Everything goes. Primary and secondary colors brought up to white 1968-70

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Puente lived in New York from 1968 to 1971 and made this installation during that period. It was presented in Information, a landmark 1970 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art that featured Conceptual work by artists who challenged traditional notions of art. Todo vale. Colores primarios y secundarios llevados al blanco (Everything goes. Primary and secondary colors brought up to white) explores the idea of color as a self–contained system of production, comprising limited combinatory rules capable of producing an unlimited number of artistic objects. It consists of a series of objects containing pigments, liquid colors, shaped canvases, and modular sculptures, all of them similarly colored following a simple imperative: to bring primary and secondary colors to a whiter value.

Gallery label from Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980, September 5, 2015–January 3, 2016.
Cloth, iron, pigments, works on paper
29 1/2 x 68 7/8" (74.9 x 174.9 cm)
Latin American and Caribbean Fund with additional funding provided by Beatriz and Andres von Buch on behalf of Fundación arteBA
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© 2021 Alejandro Puente
Painting and Sculpture

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