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Painting in a State of Exception
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Painting in a State of Exception: New Figuration in Argentina, 1960-1965

Patrick Frank


The four artists who made up the New Figuration movement—Luis Felipe Noé, Jorge de la Vega, Rómulo Macció, and Ernesto Deira—have figured in every relevant textbook and international group show on Latin American modern art, but until now there has been no thorough study of them in English or Spanish. In Painting in a State of Exception, Patrick Frank’s detailed cultural and scholarly analysis of the group's creations unfolds against the backdrop of Argentina at that time, as the artists responded directly and memorably to a chaotic period characterized by civil strife, government instability, ... More

Keywords: Luis Felipe Noé, Jorge de la Vega, Rómulo Macció, Ernesto Deira, New Figuration, 1960s, Argentina, politics, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062228
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062228.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Frank, author