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Classification: Painting
Medium: Oil
Support: Board
Year: 1920
Fourteenth Street
Oil on board
21 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (55.5 x 45.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: J. Torres GARCIA 1920

Torres-García moved into a studio near 14th Street that he rented from the artist Walter Pach. He described the street as "the popular 14th Street, one of the most typical of New York (la popular calle 14, una de las más típicas de Nueva York)" (Historia de mi vida p. 151).
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Later Tendencies in Art, April 16–May 15, 1921, no. 44, Exhibited in the north corridor.
Galerie Carmine, Paris, J. Torres-García, June 16–30, 1927, no. 22.
Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, The Latin American Spirit: Arts and Artist in the United States 1920-1970, September 29, 1988–January 29, 1989, no. 74, ill., on cover and p. 112, Dated 1924. Traveled to: El Paso Museum of Art, Texas, February 27–April 23, 1989; San Diego Museum of Art, California, May 22–July 16, 1989; Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 14–October 8, 1989; Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida, January 28–March 4, 1990.
CDS Gallery, New York, Joaquín Torres-García, May 10–June 24, 1995.
Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, To be Modern: American Encounters with Cezanne & Co., June 15–September 29, 1996, ill., frontispiece.
CDS Gallery, New York, Joaquín Torres-García: Paintings, Constructions, Drawings from 1920-1943, October 17–November 29, 1997.
CDS Gallery, New York, Joaquín Torres-García: Paintings, Drawings, Books, In Memory of Royal S. Marks and Herb Gower, May 29–July 29, 2000.
CDS Gallery, New York, Joaquín Torres-García: Painting & Drawings, 1920-1942, March 23–June 9, 2007, ill., on cover.
El Museo del Barrio, New York, Nexus New York: Latin/American Artist in the Modern Metropolis, October 17, 2009–February 28, 2010. (El Museo del Barrio 2010), ill., on cover and p. 111.
Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Torres-García, Traços de Nova York, May 1–June 13, 2010. (Caixa Cultural 2010), ill., p. 90. Traveled to: Museo Torres García, Montevideo, 2010–11.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from MALBA-Fundación Costantini, April 22–August 5, 2012, ill., p. 73.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, October 25, 2015–February 15, 2016, ill., p. 45, fig. 15. Traveled to: Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, May 16–September 11, 2016; Museo Picasso, Málaga, Spain, October 10, 2016–January 29, 2017.
Published References
Rothstein, Edward. "Currents Flow Two Ways in Pan-American City, U.S.A." The New York Times, October 16, 2009, ill.
Record last updated October 21, 2015. 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. "Fourteenth Street, 1920 (1920.09)." In Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.torresgarcia.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=387 (accessed on September 23, 2023).