Art and Culture  Exhibition 

Torres-García, a Latin American Master

Arcadian Modernity

Elena Vozmediano 

Detalle Physique (1929)

There is no question that the exhibition on Joaquín Torres-García (Montevideo, 1874-1949) now on view at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid, and from October on at the Picasso Museum of Málaga, ratifies his inclusion in the Latin American art canon. The artist has been well known in Spain since the 1991 exhibition at the Reina Sofía Museum and IVAM, followed by shows at the ICO (2002), the Picasso of Barcelona (2003), the Conde Duque Cultural Center (2008), and the National Art Museum of Catalonia (2011). He is also highly valued in the art market, and Spanish galleries that specialize in the historical avant-gardes, such as Guillermo de Osma, Leandro Navarro, Oriol, Sala Dalmau, and Marc Domènech, have been instrumental in putting his works in circulation. The current exhibition is already making a strong impact in that market: in November, Torres-García broke his auction record with a 1931 painting sold at Christie’s New York for 2.1 million dollars...  

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