Buenos Aires: Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato Di Talla, 1967. First edition. 60.5 x 86.5 cm (23.8 x 34.1") poster machine-folded four times as issued, which folds down to 20.5 x 22 cm (8.1 x 8.7"). Printed in black on recto side only on white paper. Text in Spanish.
Catalogue in the form of a folded poster for Jorge de la Vega’s 1967 exhibition held November 7–26 at Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato Di Talla in Buenos Aires. De la Vega had been living in New York since 1965 and was greatly inspired by the pop art movement, evident in these iconic black and white drawings with a political nature. Lower half of poster features instructions for an ‘Infinite Puzzle,’ which translated reads: ‘Cut out the pieces. Assemble the puzzle. Add as many squares: black, white, or drawn by yourself, as needed. Throw away what is left over.’ Includes an endearing essay about the artist by Jorge Romero Brest, director of the museum, hoping for de la Vega’s return to Argentina. He ultimately would move back to Buenos Aires where he passed away unexpectedly in 1971 at the age of 41.
A fragile yet very good example with wear and partial chipping along top-left upper panel, offset toning to a few panels on account of the ink, and wear along folded margins, including a closed tear along left margin of the far right panel in the second row. Item #777
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