Untitled

1998
Guillermo Kuitca (Argentinian, born in 1961)


Dimensions

200.7 x 236.2 cm (79 x 93 in.)

Accession Number

1999.96

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Paintings

The idea of attempting to precisely organize the world intrigues Kuitca. Often he takes maps and blueprints as starting points to chart a subjective, human experience of such official documents. Here the artist references an imagined place, highly ordered by measurements and calculations based on the work of German architect Ernst Neufert (1900–1986). This painting offers an aerial view much like architectural drawings, but Kuitca’s painterly rendition testifies to a grittier, more intimate engagement with architecture.

Provenance

The artist; with Sperone Westwater, New York; purchased by MFA, Boston, June 23, 1999.

Credit Line

Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Acquisition Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with Permission.