Lot 31
  • 31

Fernando de Szyszlo (b. 1925)

60,000 - 80,000 USD
106,250 USD
bidding is closed


  • Fernando de Szyszlo
  • Camino a Mendieta V
  • signed lower right; also titled on the reverse
  • acrylic on canvas


Sale: Sotheby's, New York, Latin American Art, November 21, 1989, lot 133, illustrated in color
Private Collection, Ohio
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, Latin American Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, and Prints, November 22, 1993, lot 72, illustrated in color
Private Collection, New York


Madrid, Instituto de Cultura Hispánica en el Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid, Arte Actual de Iberoamerica, May 15-September 15, 1977


Mario Vargas Llosa, Fernando de Szyszlo, Bogotá, 1991, p. 109, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"In the spiritual formation of a painter like myself, there is the craziest, most outrageous dream in which I can image a painting I am not capable of producing. That is why I have always said that the painting is the assassination of a dream. One kills the sensation when one paints it. The work of an artist is the sum total of these failures, but there is also an incessant attitude to continue. Each painting is a step ladder that leads us to The Painting.” 

-Fernando de Szyszlo

“Reflections with De Szyszlo: An Interview by Ana María Escallón,” Fernando De Szyszlo, Bogotá: Ediciones Alfred Wild, 1991, p. 34