Claudio Perna Haute Couture 1967–68

  • Not on view

Perna was part of a generation of Venezuelan artists who departed from geometric and kinetic abstraction, turning instead to more autobiographical and intimate subject matter, and often involving friends, students, lovers, and collaborators in their work. This enigmatic assemblage, made from garden shears attached to a kickstand, incorporates emotion—perhaps an elegy—with the addition of a single rose. It was a gift to a friend, the artist Pedro Tagliafico.

Gallery label from Chosen Memories, April 30–September 9, 2023
Medium
Metal stand, garden shears, wire, felt, rubber, and rose
Dimensions
47 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 9 1/8" (119.5 x 29 x 23 cm)
Credit
Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Luis Enrique Pérez-Oramas
Object number
573.2017
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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Provenance

The artist
Pedro Tagliafico, Caracas
1997, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, and Caracas
2017, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired as gift from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

Exhibition history

Caracas, Galería de Arte Nacional, "La invencíon de la continuidad”, May - August 1997

Ciudad Bolívar, Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto, "Arte Contemporáneo Venezolano 1990-2004 en la Colección Cisneros", October 7, 2004 - March 13, 2005

Maracaibo, Centro de Arte de Maracaibo Lía Bermúdez, "Arte Contemporáneo Venezolano 1990-2004 en la Colección Cisneros", July 14 - October 9, 2005

San José, Museo de Arte y de Diseño Contemporáneo, "Ecos y contrastes. Arte contemporáneo en la Colección Cisneros", December 7, 2005 - February 25, 2006

Santiago de los Caballeros,“Geografías (In)visibles, Arte contemporáneo latinoamericano en la Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros”, June 26 - September 21, 2008.

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