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Miguel Covarrubias Retrospective at Throckmorton Fine Art

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - February 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Free
MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS: A RETROSPECTIVE – a singular exhibition of the renowned Mexican artist’s paintings and drawings  

The Art Critic

 

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hrockmorton Fine Art (www.throckmortonnyc.com) in New York is hosting a special exhibition of signature paintings, caricatures and drawings by the Mexican illustrator, writer and anthropologist MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS (1904-1957). In Covarrubias’s hands caricature became a cosmopolitan artform and appeared worldwide in prestigious publications ranging from Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New Yorker to Fortune magazine. During the 1920s and 1930s more than 300 Covarrubias caricatures of influential artists and politicians were featured on the covers of influential publications including The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. But caricature was just one expression of Covarrubias’s genius.  He achieved acclaim in popular arts, fine art, photography, ethnography, archaeology, anthropology and dance. His contributions to the cultural oeuvre range from a fascination with the Harlem renaissance and the history of Latino artists living in the United States, to an immersion in the cultural life of Bali. While his career started in Mexico, where as a teenager his work first appeared in El Heraldo, El Mundo and the Universal Ilustrado, he later chose to spend time in New York, Paris, Germany, Japan, Indochina and Bali.  He was witness to Mexico’s effervescent cultural rebirth after the Revolution and friend of leading arts talents among them Diego Rivera and the poet Jose Juan Tablada.  Later, he and his wife, the dancer Rosa Rolanda, a close friend of Frida Kahlo, would entertain international figures including Georgia O’Keefe, Orson Wells, Merce Cunningham, Luis Bunuel, John Huston, Amelia Earhart, Nelson Rockefeller and Henri Cartier-Bresson at their Mexico City residence.  Rosa and Miguel also traveled with Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, who taught Rosa photography. Here are a few of the illustrations in the exhibit:      

Details

Start:
November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am
End:
February 23 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Protected: Throckmorton Fine Art
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212 223 1059
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Throckmorton Fine Art
145 East 57 St
New York, 10022 United States
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2122231059
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