This publication accompanies the first U.S. museum exhibition of a selection of paintings by the Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca, made from 2005 to the present. Since 1994, Kuitca has taken failed and discarded canvases, stretched them over an abandoned table from his parents garden, and then spent periods of time ranging from three to six months creating intentional and accidental doodles, drawings and recordings on their surfaces. The"e; Diarios,"e; as the artist calls them, are the most transparently personal works in his oeuvre, as they gather residue like phone numbers, titles of paintings, email addresses, blank spots where books sat, lists and collaged elements that record the ebb and flow of life inside and outside the studio. This volume includes full-color plates and large-scale details of the 18 works in the exhibition, an introduction by curator Brett Littman and a specially commissioned essay by acclaimed German author Daniel Kehlmann.
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