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"Francisco Zuniga: Rare Paintings on Canvas and A Survey of Original Graphics"
2004-01-06 until 2004-03-13
Jack Rutberg Fine Art
Los Angeles, CA,
USA United States of America
A significant exhibition entitled "Francisco Zuniga: Rare Paintings on Canvas and A Survey of Original Graphics" will feature one of Mexico's major 20th century artists at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts. This major exhibition represents the first time that Zuniga's oils have been exhibited in the United States, and highlights these extremely rare paintings along with a survey of his original graphic works on paper. Here, as in his iconic sculptures, Zuniga's imagery celebrates life and its expression through the female form.
This museum quality exhibition is accompanied by the new publication of "Francisco Zuniga, Catalogue Raisonne: Volume II, Oil Paintings & Original Prints, 1927-1986." This beautifully printed and definitive hardcover book contains 375 illustrations, along with essays by Ariel Zuniga (the artist's son) and by Andrew Vlady (master lithographer who often collaborated with Zuniga). In addition, the book includes an appendix of additions to Catalogue Raisonne: Sculpture, Volume I. Collectively, this two volume reference set documents Zuniga's vast oeuvres and is available through the gallery.
Born in Costa Rica, Francisco Zuniga moved to Mexico in 1936, where his work increasingly gained wide recognition throughout Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Asia, making Zuniga Mexico's most internationally collected artist. His works are included in major museum collections throughout the world. While his works were acquired by major American museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York in the beginning of the 1940s, it is notable that Zuniga's importance was early realized in California, where his reputation and legions of collectors - both private and institutional - has been particularly formidable for decades. Monumental sculptures by Zuniga can be found at entrances and sculpture gardens of important Southern California museums such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA Sculpture Gardens, USC, Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, and the San Diego Museum of Art.
oil on canvas
28 x 21 inches