Modern Art

See highlights from the collection below.
The core of modern art in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros [CPPC] consists of works by Latin American artists of the twentieth century, particularly the major figures of geometric abstraction movements in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Responding to an open and interactive vision of Latin America that extends beyond national borders, the CPPC also includes a referential ensemble of pieces by European and North American artists whose production is ever present in the dialogue between artists of the region and the history of Western art.

Whether produced in Latin America or elsewhere, by artists of the region or of other nationalities, abstract or figurative, what ties these works together in the heart of a single collection is the vision of a Latin America that is broad, diverse and profoundly integrated into the history of world art.

  • Alfredo Volpi, Bandeiras soltas (c. 1960)

    Alfredo Volpi

    Bandeiras soltas

    c. 1960

    Gouache on canvas

    72 x 103.5 cm (28 3/8 x 40 3/4 inches)

  • Franz Weissmann, Coluna neoconcreta (1957)

    Franz Weissmann

    Coluna neoconcreta

    1957

    Painted iron

    197.6 x 77.4 x 47 cm (77 7/8 x 30 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches)

  • Jesús Soto, Tronco (1960)

    Jesús Soto

    Tronco

    1960

    Acrylic on wood and painted wire

    41.3 x 25 x 14 cm (16 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches)

  • Lygia Pape, Untitled (1961)

    Lygia Pape

    Untitled

    1961

    Acrylic on board

    50 x 50 x 10.5 cm (19 11/16 x 19 11/16 x 4 1/8 inches)

  • Alejandro Otero, Coloritmo 38 (1958)

    Alejandro Otero

    Coloritmo 38

    1958

    Lacquer on wood

    197.5 x 57.5 x 3 cm (77 3/4 x 22 5/8 x 1 3/16 inches)

  • Hélio Oiticica, Metaesquema (1959)

    Hélio Oiticica

    Metaesquema

    1959

    Oil on board

    37.5 x 33.3 x 2.5 cm (14 3/4 x 13 1/8 x 1 inches)

  • Judith Lauand, Quatro grupos de elementos (1959)

    Judith Lauand

    Quatro grupos de elementos

    1959

    Gouache on board

    59.8 x 59.9 cm (23 9/16 x 23 9/16 inches)

  • Alfredo Hlito, Líneas de arquitectura (1952)

    Alfredo Hlito

    Líneas de arquitectura

    1952

    Oil on canvas

    100 x 70 cm (39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches)

  • Gego, Esfera (1976)

    Gego

    Esfera

    1976

    Stainless steel

    99.1 x 91.4 x 88.9 cm (39 x 36 x 35 inches)

  • Willys de Castro

    Objeto ativo

    1959

    Gouache on paper on wood

    32.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm (12 7/8 x 2 3/16 x 3/8 inches)

  • Geraldo de Barros, Pampulha (Belo Horizonte, Brasil) (1951)

    Geraldo de Barros

    Pampulha (Belo Horizonte, Brasil)

    1951

    Gelatin silver print

    29.7 x 40.4 cm (11 11/16 x 15 7/8 inches)

  • Milton Dacosta, Em branco (1958–1959)

    Milton Dacosta

    Em branco

    1958–1959

    Oil on canvas

    81 x 100 cm (31 7/8 x 39 3/8 inches)

  • Carlos Cruz-Diez

    Couleur additive

    1959

    Acrylic on paper

    41.9 x 48.3 cm (16 1/2 x 19 inches)

  • Sérgio Camargo, Relevo Nº 362 (1969)

    Sérgio Camargo

    Relevo Nº 362

    1969

    Acrylic on wood

    50.5 x 50.5 x 2.4 cm (19 7/8 x 19 7/8 x 15/16 inches)

  • Joaquín Torres-García, Gare (1932)

    Joaquín Torres-García

    Gare

    1932

    Oil on canvas

    65 x 54 cm (25 5/8 x 21 1/4")

  • Lygia Clark

    Bicho (Máquina - Md)

    1962

    Aluminum with golden patina

    Dimensions vary. Approximately 48.2 x 66.1 x 61 cm (19 x 26 x 24")

  • Lygia Clark, (1920–1988]

    Composição [Composition]

    1953

    Oil on canvas

    117 x 81 x 2 cm (46 1/16 x 31 7/8 x 7/8 inches)

  • Tomás Maldonado, (1922)

    Desarrollo de 14 temas [Development of 14 Themes]

    1951–1952

    Oil on canvas

    200.3 x 210.2 cm (78 7/8 x 82 3/4 inches)

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  • Mira Schendel, (1919-1988)

    Untitled (from the Droguinhas series)

    1966

    Rice paper

    Variable dimensions. Approximately: 66.6 x 26 x 15.7 cm (26 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 6 3/16 inches)

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  • Jesús Soto, (1923‑2005)

    Penetrable

    1990

    Painted iron, aluminum and plastic tubing

    508 x 508 x 508 cm (200 x 200 x 200 inches)

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