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“Painting Continually Happens within Oneself”: V. S. Gaitonde at the Guggenheim

Detail: V. S. Gaitonde, Untitled, 1995. Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 inches (152.4 x 101.6 cm). Pundole Family Collection X.2013.1082 © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Photo: Anil Rane
Detail: V. S. Gaitonde, Untitled, 1995. Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 inches (152.4 x 101.6 cm). Pundole Family Collection X.2013.1082 © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Photo: Anil Rane

The artist V.S. Gaitonde’s compelling, non-representational paintings remain sorely understudied. As the Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective of his work opens today, we share perspectives on Gaitonde's life and oeuvre from artists who admired and learned from him. More

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Collectivity and Revolution

Colectividad y revolución

From left: Elmar Rojas, Roberto Cabrera, and Marco Augusto Quiroa, founders of Grupo Vértebra, with one of their sculptures.
From left: Elmar Rojas, Roberto Cabrera, and Marco Augusto Quiroa, founders of Grupo Vértebra, with one of their sculptures. Photo: Courtesy Anaite Quiroa

Emiliano Valdés traces the development of artists’ collective projects in the politically volatile context of Guatemala, beginning with Galería DS in 1964 and continuing through the subsequent decades to the opening of Gabriel Rodríguez’s S1. More