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Historias: Latin American Works on Paper

Roberto Matta, Abstraction, ca. 1948. Gift of Mrs. Peggy Guggenheim.

Friday, August 9, 2013 through Sunday, January 5, 2014

Works on Paper Gallery FINAL WEEKS!

Artists such as Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, Sebastião Salgado, Liliana Porter, and Enrique Chagoya engage with a form of history—personal, cultural, art historical, and political—as a vehicle through which to develop a distinctly Latin American identity.

The featured works in Historias pay tribute to the pre-Columbian origins of the continent, comment on recent political upheavals, and enter into a conversation with art of the European traditions. Their diverse sources, ranging from the Renaissance canon of proportions to Spanish satirical poetry and 20th-century art historical trends of abstraction and Surrealism, point toward the complex and multifaceted cultural traditions of the continent.

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