January 16 — March 13, 2004
A significant exhibition entitled “Francisco Zúñiga: Rare Paintings on Canvas & A Survey of Original Graphics” features one of Mexico’s major twentieth century artists at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, opening January 16 and extending through March 13, 2004. This major exhibition represents the first time that Zúñiga’s oils have been exhibited in the United States, and highlights these extremely rare paintings along with a survey of his original graphic works on paper. Here, as in his iconic sculptures, Zúñiga’s imagery celebrates life and its expression through the female form.
This museum quality exhibition is accompanied by the new publication of “Francisco Zúñiga, Catalogue Raisonné: Volume II, Oil Paintings & Original Prints, 1927-1986.” This beautifully printed and definitive hardcover book contains 375 illustrations, along with essays by Ariel Zúñiga (the artist’s son) and by Andrew Vlady (master lithographer who often collaborated with Zúñiga). In addition, the book includes an appendix of additions to “Catalogue Raisonné: Sculpture, Volume I.” Collectively, this two volume reference set documents Zúñiga’s vast œuvres and is available through the gallery.