Alejandro Otero. Colorhythm 39. 1959

Alejandro Otero Colorhythm 39 1959

  • MoMA, Floor 3, 3 East The Robert B. Menschel Galleries
Lacquer on wood
78 3/4 × 21 1/16 × 1 3/16" (200 × 53.5 × 3 cm)
Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund
Object number
© 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / AUTORARTE, Venezuela
Painting and Sculpture

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The artist.
[Inocente Palacios, Caracas]
? - 1990, Cristóbal Palacios, Caracas, inherited from Inocente Palacios.
1990 - 2016, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, and Caracas, purchased from Cristóbal Palacios through Maria de los Angeles Delfino, Caracas.
2016, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired as promised gift from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

Exhibition history

São Paulo, Fundación Bienal de São Paulo, "V Bienal de São Paulo", 1959

Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, "Coloritmos", 1960

Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, "Lineas sobre Fondo Blanco", 1962

São Paulo, Fundación Bienal de São Paulo, VII Bienal de Sao Paulo, "22 Pintores Venezolanos", 1963

Paris, Musée National D'Art Moderne and Centre Georges Pompidou, "Art d' Amerique Latine 1911 - 1968", November 1992 - January 1993 and tour:
Cologne, Kunstalle Cologne Jahrhundert, February - April 1993
New York, The Museum of the Modern Art, June 6 - September 7, 1993

Caracas, Museo Alejandro Otero, "Coloritmos: de Alejandro Otero", December 7, 1997 - March 15, 1998

Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, "Dynamic Oppositions: Venezuelan Abstract-Constructive Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection", January 7, 1999 - December 3, 2001

Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, “Geometric Abstraction, Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection / Abstracción Geométrica Arte Latinoamericano en la Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros", March 3 - November 4, 2001

Aspen, The Aspen Institute, "Two Latin American Moderm Artist: Alejandro Otero and Wyllis de Castro", June 29 - November 1, 2006

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, - November 1, 2018

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


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