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Classification: Painting
Medium: Oil
Year: 1931
1931.33 (estate: 892)
Construcción en blanco
1931
Oil on linen
69 1/4 x 35 1/4 in. (175.3 x 89.5 cm)
Signed lower left: J. Torres-GARCIA; dated lower right: 31
Signed and inscribed on verso: J. Torres-García, No. 1 T
Exhibitions
Pan American Union, District of Columbia, Joaquín Torres-García of Uruguay, April 19–May 5, 1961. Traveled to: San Francisco Museum of Art, California, July 13–August 15, 1961; Wells College, Macmillan Hall, Aurora, New York, October 15–November 15, 1961.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Joaquín Torres-García, December 1961–January 1962, no. 6. Traveled to: Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany, March 2–April 1, 1962.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, J. Torres-García, June 18–August 21, 1991, no. 72, ill., p. 114. Traveled to: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) Centre Julio González, Spain, September 5–November 10, 1991.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers: Diego Rivera; Joaquín Torres-García; Wifredo Lam; Matta, June 11–September 7, 1992, no. 29, ill., p. 131.
Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York, Joaquín Torres-García 1874-1949, Summer 1995, no. 6.
Fundação Arpad Szènès – Vieira da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal, J. Torres-García, obra constructivista, May 9–July 21, 1996, no. 3, ill.
Museo de Pontevedra, Spain, J.Torres-García, obra constructiva, August–September 1996, no. 5.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Heterotopias: Medio siglo sin-lugar: 1918-1968, December 12, 2000–November 27, 2001, ill., p. 146.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, Inverted Utopias, Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, June 20–September 12, 2004, ill., p. 35.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, October 25, 2015–February 15, 2016, ill., p. 122. Traveled to: Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, May 16–September 11, 2016; Museo Picasso, Málaga, Spain, October 10, 2016–January 29, 2017.
Published References
Bantel, Linda. The Alice M. Kaplan Collection. Jamestown, RI: Brandywine Press, Inc., 1980, ill. p. 200-201, no. 94.
Gradowczyk, Mario H. Joaquín Torres-García, Artistas de América. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1985, ill. p. 44, no. 27.
"XXIV Bienal de Pontevedra." Arte y Parte, no. 4 (August-September 1996), ill.
Fundación ICO. Joaquín Torres-García: un mundo construido. Madrid, 2002. Exhibition catalogue, ill. p. 185.
Musée d'art moderne et contemporain. Joaquín Torres-García: un monde construit. Strasbourg, 2002. Exhibition catalogue, ill. p. 181.
Lowry, Vicky. "Blank Canvas." Elle Decor, no. 149 (September 2008), ill. p. 188.
Documentary Materials
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Taller Torres-García

 
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Torres-García with his students from the Taller Torres-García

 
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Torres-García and his students at the Taller, c. 1946

From left to right: Joaquín Torres-García, Manuel Pailos, Guido Castillo, Horacio Torres, Augusto Torres, Jorge Visca, Rodolfo Visca, Julio Alpuy, Federico Amen, Jose Gurvich and Francisco Matto

 
Record last updated July 22, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: de Torres, Cecilia, Susanna V. Temkin, Madeline Murphy Turner, and Victoria L. Fedrigotti. "Construcción en blanco, 1931 (1931.33)." In Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. www.torresgarcia.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=1056 (accessed on June 23, 2024).