Sarah Grilo Add 1965

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 404 The David Geffen Galleries

Grilo established herself as one of the leading abstract painters of the Buenos Aires art scene during the 1950s, moving to New York in 1962. During her decade-long stay in the city, the artist incorporated imagery from the urban landscape—signs, billboards, torn posters, newspaper headlines, and graffiti— in her work. “Here I find everything I need for my painting,” she wrote. “Things are constantly happening that can be incorporated as abstractions; all you have to do is to look out the window or walk down the street.” This canvas’s letter fragments, numbers, calligraphic elements, and loose scribbles echo the noise and visual stimuli of the bustling metropolis.

Gallery label from 2023
Oil on canvas
59 13/16 x 59 13/16" (152 x 152 cm)
Latin American and Caribbean Fund
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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