New York Street Scene Artist: Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan, 1874–1949)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view


Oil and collage on academy board


45.7 × 60.8 cm (18 × 23 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



KSD purchase from the artist, New York, probably 1921, for unknown sum

  • Francesca Ferrari, "Eroding “Material Perfection”: Layered Surfaces and Composite Constructions in Joaquín Torres-García’s New York Work, 1920–22," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2020–2021): 18–27, fig. 1.
  • Luis Pérez-Oramas, Joaquín Torres García: The Arcadian Modern, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2015), 38, fig. 1.
  • Elvis Fuentes et al., Nexxus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis, ed. Deborah Cullen, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: El Museo del Barrio, 2009), 118.
  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 184, ill.
  • Joaquín Torres-García and Theo van Doesburg, The Antagonistic Link, ed. Rolinka Kattouw (Amsterdam: Amsterdam Institute of Contemporary Art, 1991).
  • Torres-Garcia, Grid, Pattern, Sign: Paris–Montevideo, 1924–1944, exh. cat. (London: The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1986), Comp. cit.
  • Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 660, no. 687, ill.
  • Joaquín Torres-García, Testamento ArtÍstico (Montevideo, Uruguay: Biblioteca de Marcha, 1974).
  • Chronology and Catalogue of the Family Collection, exh. cat. (Austin, Tex.: Blanton Museum of Art, 1974).
  • Enric Jardi, Torres-Garcia (Barcelona, Spain: Ediciones Polígrafa, 1973).
  • Daniel Robbins, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, 1874–1949, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1970).
  • Julio Payro, Joaquin Torres-Garcia (Buenos Aires: Bibliotecha de Marcha, 1964).
  • Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 56.
  • Claude Schaefer, Joaquin Torres-Garcia (Buenos Aires: Editorial Poseidón, 1945).
  • Joaquín Torres-García, Historia de mi vida (Montevideo, Uruguay: Talleres Gráficos, 1939).

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