Jesús Rafael Soto. Displacement of a Luminous Element. 1954

Jesús Rafael Soto Displacement of a Luminous Element 1954

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 417 The David Geffen Galleries
Medium
Vinyl on plexiglass and tempera on board and wood
Dimensions
19 11/16 × 31 1/2 × 1 5/16" (50 × 80 × 3.3 cm)
Credit
Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Susana and Ricardo Steinbruch
Object number
871.2016
Copyright
© 2021 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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Provenance

The artist.
? - 1989, Lya Imber de Coronil and Fernando Ruben Coronil, Caracas.
1989 - 2016, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, and Caracas, acquired from Lya Imber de Coronil and Fernando Ruben Coronil.
2016, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired as promised gift from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

Exhibition history

Caracas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, "Cuarenta Años de Creación 1943-1983", June 1983

Kawakura, Japan, Museo de Arte Moderno, "Retrospectiva de Jesús Soto", April 1990

Sevilla, Estación Plaza de Armas, "Artistas Latinoamericanos del siglo XX", October - August 1992 and tour:
Paris, Musée National D'Art Moderne and Centre Georges Pompidou, November 1992 - January 1993
Cologne, Kunstalle Cologne Jahrhundert, February - April 1993
New York, The Museum of the Modern Art, June 6 - September 7, 1993

Caracas, Galería de Arte Nacional, "Otero, Soto, Cruz-Diez. Tres maestros del abstraccionismo en Venezuela y su proyección internacional", October 16, 1994 - January 15, 1995

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

Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, "Geo-metrías. Abstracción geométrica latinoamericana en la Colección Cisneros", March 14 - May 19, 2003 and tour:
Montevideo, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Montervideo, July 3 - October 25, 2003

Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, "Inverted Utopias. Avant- Garden Art in Latin America", June 20 - September 12, 2004

Lima, Museo de Arte de Lima, "Diálogos. Arte Latinoamericano desde la Colección Cisneros", July 22 - September 26, 2004 and tour:
Santiago de Chile, Museo de Bellas Artes de Santiago de Chile, November 25, 2004 - February 28, 2005
Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, May 5 - June 29, 2005

Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, "The Geometry of Hope. Latin american abstract art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros", February 20 - April 22, 2007 and tour:
New York, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, September 12 - December 8, 2007

Stockholm, Moderna Museet, "Concrete Matters", February 24 - May 13, 2018

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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