Adler & Conkright Fine Art
The Art Show: Booth D3
The Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street
New York City
March 4-8, 2015


Latin Americans Abroad in the Sixties: Why Did They Go; Where Did They Go; Who Did They Meet and What Did They See.

The term “Latin American Art “ is a geographical blanket covering many disparate movements from many different places and times. The most transnational in the middle years of the 20th century were Geometric Abstraction/Kinetic Art and Conceptualism. In Paris, Jesus Soto, Carlos Cruz Diez, Julio Le Parc and Lygia Clark coalesced around the Galerie Denise Rene and Victor Vasarely. In New York, Liliana Porter, Jose Guillermo Castillo, and Luis Camnitzer founded the New York Graphic Workshop. Their circle included Juan Downey, Luis Felipe Noe, Cesar Paternosto and David Lamelas.

We are exhibiting works by some of the members of the New York Graphic Workshop, and the group of artists who went to Paris from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. Among those were Soto, Cruz, Oiticica, Le Parc, Clark and Tomasello. A section of the stand is devoted to the European artists whose works these artists saw at the Sao Paolo Biennales and at the homes of Latin American collectors who acquired them. Works exhibited here are by Schwitters, Kupka, Arp, Sonia Delaunay, Vordemberger-Gildewart and Baumeister. Torres Garcia, Herbin and Vasarely were three artists who were also of extreme importance to these artistic emigres in Latin America. Upon arrival in Europe and New York, these Latin emigres were able to expand their exposure to modernist art and at the same time see the work of like-minded artists and join in the vanguard movements.

Adler & Conkright Fine Art is examining the work of these artists and their circles after their emigration to Paris and New York in the Sixties and Seventies.