Joaquín Torres-García. Construction with Curved Forms. 1931

Joaquín Torres-García Construction with Curved Forms 1931

  • Not on view
Oil and nails on wood
19 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 1/2" (49.5 x 41 x 1.3 cm)
Given anonymously
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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Estate of the artist, Montevideo [1]; Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva; sold to Galeria Dr. Schlegel, Zurich, by 1991 until at least 1994 [2]; sold to Private collection, Zurich, by 2002 until at least 2009 [3]. Galerie Gmurzynska, Zug, Switzerland, by 2012; purchased by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 2012 [4].

[1] Enric Jardi, Torres Garcia, Second Edition, Ediciones Poligrafia, Barcelona 1987, p. 177, no. 237: "Propriedad de la familla Torres Garcia."
[2] Chirino Torner, "Joaquin Torres-Garcia," Revista Trimestral del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia no. 7 (Primavera/verano 1991), p. 3: "Galerie Dr. Schlegl, Zurich." Richard W. Gassen and Bernhard Holeczek, ed. Die neue Wirklichkeit: Abstraktion als Weltentwurf, exh. cat. Ludwigshafen: Hack Museum, 1994, p. 180: Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlegel, Zurich."
[3] Emmanuel Guignon, ed. Joaquin Torres-Garcia: un monde construit, exh. cat. Strasbourg: Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain, 2002, p. 248: "Küsnacht, collection particulière." Margit Rowell, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Ediciones Poligrafia, Barcelona 2009, p. 70: "Private collection, Zurich."
[4] Agreement of Sale, November 8, 2012, in: collection files 1787.2012, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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