Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.
The great success of the exhibition and catalogue El Taller Torres-García: The School of the South and Its Legacy (1991-1993), which was initiated and co-curated by Cecilia de Torres, led to her establishing a gallery to show the work of the artists of El Taller (TTG) and the contemporary artists who share in the tradition. Please visit our past exhibitions as well as our current exhibition pages.
The Taller Torres-García, which existed from 1943 to 1962, was the most significant art community of its time in Latin America. Combining avant-garde European movements such as De Stijl, and the Bauhaus, with the iconography of the Indo American cultures, the goal of Torres-García's workshop or El Taller, as it was called, was to create an autonomous art tradition for the Americas. This tradition was based on Torres-García's own theories of the visual arts which he named "Constructive Universalism."
"Erudite, passionate, enthralled with the art of all cultures, especially those of the pre-Columbian Americas, he was dedicated to the concept of an avant-garde in which social, spiritual and formalist ideals meshed."
Holland Cotter, The New York Times, December 4, 1992
We invite you to visit our Soho gallery. Cecilia de Torres is internationally recognized as the leading authority of the work of Joaquín Torres-García and the artists associated with him. Ms. de Torres is regularly consulted by Christie's, Sotheby's and the major European and South American auction houses to authenticate this work. She is also actively compiling the catalogue raisonné of Joaquín Torres-García. Ms. de Torres has curated and contributed to numerous museum exhibitions and writes extensively on Torres-García and the artists of the TTG.
In addition to the one-person and group shows exhibited in New York, the gallery is the organizer of the traveling exhibition: The School of the South - El Taller Torres-García.