Plastic Object (Constructive Composition)

1931

Joaquín Torres-García, Uruguayan, b. Montevideo, 1874–1949

Wood and paint, 30 1/8 × 7 5/8 × 2 1/4 in. (76.3 × 19.3 × 5.7 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4975

Provenance:
Jean Craven, Paris
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, to 2 January 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 January 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "The Art of Assemblage," 2 October-12 November 1961, no. 239. TOUR: DALLAS MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, 9 January-11 February 1962; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 5 March-15 April.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 428, ill. p. 306; p. 754.
CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, Madrid. "Joaquín Torres-García," 18 June-21 August 1991, no. 63, ill. p. 103; pp. 169-70. TOUR: IVAM CENTRE JULIO GONZALEZ, Valencia, 6 September-10 November 1991.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers," 11 June-7 September 1992, no. 32, ill. p. 134; p. 135.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, International Program, New York. "Latin American Artists of the 20th Century, 1992-93," no. 213, ill. p. 353. TOUR: MUSÉE D'ART MODERNE, CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris, 10 November 1992-11 January 1993; COLOGNE KUNSTHALLE, 8 February-25 April (withdrawn from MoMA show: see file for the changes).
MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, Madrid. "Heterotopias: Medio Siglo Sin Lugar," 12 December 2000-27 February 2001.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), fig. 428, ill. p. 306, p. 754.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection