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Inside the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Breaking the Frame

September 15, 2017

The video Breaking the Frame was produced on the occasion of the exhibition at the Getty Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Zanna Gilbert, from the Getty Research Institute, and Pia Gottschaller, from the Getty Conservation Institute, demonstrate how Argentine artists working in the 1940s broke the tradition of painting-as-window with shaped paintings (marcos recortados) and works that even pushed beyond the wall to blur the boundary between sculpture and painting.