September 29, 2007 — January 31, 2008
This ambitious exhibition of Zúñiga works features important sculpture, drawings and watercolors. Highlights include one of the few exceedingly rare sculptures in wood by the artist entitled Mother with Child at her Hip, 1982, offered for the first time. Also included are a rare marble sculpture, a larger-than-life-sized bronze Juchiteca Sentada, 1974, and nearly 30 masterful drawings and watercolors affirming Zúñiga’s recognition as one of the greatest draftsmen of the human figure.
Zúñiga’s monumental works celebrate the female form as an elemental force; sometimes maternal, often as sensual, but always heroic. These sculptures and drawings of women – as matriarch or adolescent – have today become powerful and iconic images. Worldwide recognition of Francisco Zúñiga continues to assert itself as evidenced by the recent world-record setting prices achieved at international auctions.
This museum quality exhibition is accompanied by the newly published Volumes III and IV of “Francisco Zúñiga, A Catalogue Raisonné,” documenting the artist’s body of work, edited and written by Ariel Zúñiga, son and biographer of the artist and head of the Zúñiga Foundation. This new, two-volume set with nearly 4,000 illustrations is dedicated to the artist’s drawings and watercolors.