About the Catalogue
The online catalogue raisonné of Joaquín Torres-García’s paintings and wood assemblages, incised panels and decorative arts objects, is the first installment of the planned cataloguing of the artist’s complete oeuvre. Works on paper and toys by Torres-García will be incorporated as part of an ongoing project which we hope to publish online in the future.
After the artist’s death in1949, in Montevideo, Uruguay, his daughter, Ifigenia Torres, began cataloguing the works in the family Estate. The present catalogue, directed by Cecilia de Torres, expanded that original database to include works outside of the Estate. Cecilia de Torres, the artist’s daughter-in-law, worked with Ifigenia in the preparation of Torres-García’s first retrospective in the United States at the Guggenheim Museum in 1971 curated by the late Daniel Robbins. Since then, she represented the Estate for several years and has collaborated with curators on numerous museum exhibitions and publications, including: The Blanton Museum, Austin, TX; the Arts Council of Great Britain; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia; the Picasso Museum Barcelona and Málaga, The Newark Museum; El Museo del Barrio,New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Menil Collection, etc.
Since 2011, de Torres has been assisted by Susanna V. Temkin, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Research and Archive Specialist at Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.
A catalogue raisonné is an ongoing and ever-changing project. All areas of the project are subject to revision as new research is completed.
It is our hope that the Joaquín Torres-García online catalogue raisonné will open new avenues of research as it offers scholars, students, and the general public an idea of the full scope of Torres-García’s oeuvre.
To view the May 2015 launch of the Catalogue Raisonné project hosted by Edward J. Sullivan at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts with Mari Carmen Ramírez, Cecilia de Torres, and Susanna V. Temkin, please click here.