Lot 10
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Emilio Pettoruti (1892-1971)

125,000 - 175,000 USD
225,000 USD
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  • Emilio Pettoruti
  • La copa azul
  • signed, titled and dated 1939 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas


Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Pettoruti: 50 años de pintura, 1964, no. 74, illustrated
Buenos Aires, Galería Rubbers, Pettoruti: óleos 1915-1939, 1968, no. 7


Angel Osvaldo Nessi, Emilio Pettoruti: Un Clásico en la Vanguardia, Buenos Aires, 1987, no. 325, p. 163, illustrated  
Cayetano Córdova Iturburu, Pettoruti, Buenos Aires, 1981, p. 53, illustrated 
Rafael Squirru, et al., Emilio Pettoruti, Buenos Aires, 1995, no. 314, p. 153, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Pettoruti achieved the happiest fusion of avant-garde and nationalist tendencies to be found in the whole of modern Argentine art in a series of pictures in which sunlight entering a room falls upon a typical still-life grouping (usually a bottle of wine, a soda-water dispenser, a bowl of fruit)...Never has the 'neighborhood' of Buenos Aires been better expressed than in these compositions with their crystallation of sunglight and perfect articulation of illuminated forms. There has been insufficient study of this great period in Pettoruti's career and its consequences for modern Argentine art." 

Marta Traba, Art of Latin America, 1900-1980, Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994, p. 59