Lidy Prati. Vibrational Structure from a Circle, Series B. 1951

Lidy Prati Vibrational Structure from a Circle, Series B 1951

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A pioneer of abstraction in Argentina, Prati was the only woman to play a leading role in the 1944 launch of the legendary avant-garde magazine Arturo. This painting studies the properties of the circle by deconstructing it. Opting for a freehand drawing method, Prati rejected the exactitude of her peers’ geometric abstraction. She instead created lines that appear to quiver as they become entangled with one another.

Gallery label from Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift, October 21, 2019–March 14, 2020
Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 11 13/16" (80 x 30 cm)
Latin American and Caribbean Fund
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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The artist.
2008 - 2011, Estate of the artist.
2011, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchased from the Estate of the artist through Zavaleta Lab, Buenos Aires.

Exhibition history

MoMA Exh. #2226: "Painting and Sculpture Changes 2013", 4th Floor, gallery 26, added December 20, 2013 - January 13, 2015

MoMA Exh. #2376: "Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction", 3rd Floor, The Edward Steichen Galleries, April 15 - August 13, 2017

MoMA Exh. #2424: "Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift", 3rd Floor, 3 East, October 21, 2019 - September 12, 2020


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