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Classification: Painting
Medium: Oil
Support: Canvas
Year: 1929
1929.56
Docks
1929
Oil on canvas
31 5/16 x 39 3/16 in. (79.6 x 99.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: J. Torres GARCIA 29
Verso: "Ne vernir jamais ce tableau. J.T.G."
In Historia de Mi Vida, Torres-García states that this is the only painting he sold in 1929. It is believed that the purchase price for the work for $50, based on the value Katharine Dreier stated on the customs declaration and insurance (Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920). Torres-Garcia gifts an additional six watercolors of the 1921 Independent Artists Ball in New York to Dreier with this purchase.
Exhibitions
University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Space in Painting, January 28–March 7, 1952.
Slater Memorial Art Gallery, Norwich, Connecticut, New Trends in 20th Century American Painting [Société Anonyme works], November 8–29, 1953.
Published References
Dreier, Katherine S. and Marcel Duchamp. Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920. Edited by George Heard Hamilton. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950, p. 55, ill. 56.
Herbert, Robert. The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University, A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 1984, ill. p. 664, no. 694.
Dorfman, John. "Latin American Original." Art & Antiques XXXVII (November 2014), ill. p. 85.
Record last updated January 11, 2024. 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. "Docks, 1929 (1929.56)." In Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. www.torresgarcia.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=919 (accessed on March 2, 2024).