Leon Tovar is a New York-based gallery that promotes and showcases the finest examples of Latin American Modernism. In 1990, Mr. Tovar opened his first location in Bogotá, Colombia, with a presentation of work by Sol LeWitt and Bernar Venet, followed by exhibitions on Josef Albers, Carlos Rojas, Luis Camnitzer, Dennis Oppenheim, and Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar. In 2002, Mr. Tovar moved his operation to New York City’s Upper East Side, where he was among the first galleries to exhibit the geometric, kinetic, optical, and constructivist tendencies practiced by Latin America’s vanguard artists. His expertise in the field was informed by...


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Born in Danzig, in what is now present-day Poland, Mathias Goeritz arrived in Mexico in the late 1940s. A controversial figure, Goeritz’s own understanding of art clashed with Mexico’s mural and figural tradition to such a degree that his appointment as curator at the National University's art museum was openly protested by Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Mensaje Num. 88-Hebreos 11:1 of 1962 is an example from Goeritz’s most iconic series, theMessages, which are comprised of gold monochromes. Rather than reinforcing the aura of artistic creativity, this series was intended to overcome the idea of the individual artist as a generator of meaning.