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Classification: Toys
Medium: Oil
Support: Wood
Year: 1917
T1.527 (estate: 29)
Locomotora negra
Oil on wood
28 pieces
5 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (14 x 90 x 9 cm)
Private collection, New York
Private collection, New York
Galerias Dalmau, Barcelona, Joguines d’Art, December 1918.
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Joaquín Torres García 1874-1949, October 2–November 1, 1970, no. 85c, ill., p. 114, States 24 pieces. Traveled to: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, December 12, 1970–January 31, 1971; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, February 16–March 31, 1971.
Fundação Arpad Szènès – Vieira da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal, J. Torres-García, obra constructivista, May 9–July 21, 1996, no. 24, ill.
Museo de Pontevedra, Spain, J.Torres-García, obra constructiva, August–September 1996, no. 33, ill.
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) Centre Julio González, Valencia, Spain, Aladdin Toys, Los juguetes de Torres-García, September 18, 1997–January 4, 1998, no. 13, ill., p. 100. Traveled to: La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain, 1998.
Museo Picasso, Málaga, Spain, Toys of the Avant-Garde, October 2010–January 2011. (Museo Picasso Málaga 2011), ill., p. 284 - 285, 369.
Published References
Jardí, Enric. Joaquín Torres-García. Barcelona: Polígrafa, 1973, ill. p. 115, no. 135.
Sureda Pons, Joan. Torres-García: La fascinació del clássic. Barcelona: Lunwerg Editores, 1993, ill. p. 211.
Infancia y Arte Moderno. Valencia, Spain: IVAM Centro Julio González, 1998. Exhibition catalogue (1998–99 IVAM), ill., p. 52.
Gradowczyk, Mario H. Torres-García: Utopía y Transgresión. Montevideo: Fundación Torres-García, 2007. Exhibition catalogue, p. 101, ill. no. 4.6
Supplemental Images
Locomotora negra, c.1917–18 (T1.527)
Documentary Materials
Joaquín Torres García

Invitation to the exhibition Joguines d'art de Torres-García at Galeries Dalmau, December 1918

Joaquín Torres García

Locomotora sketch, 1919

Joaquín Torres García
Pencil on paper, 1918 7.2 x 13.1 cm
Record last updated May 10, 2016. 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. "Locomotora negra, c.1917–18 (T1.527)." In Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.torresgarcia.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=2247 (accessed on December 7, 2023).