NEXUS NEW YORK: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.
New York & New Haven: Museo del Barrio / Yale University Press, (2009). First edition - Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at El Museo del Barrio, New York, this is "an examination of the pioneering Caribbean and Latin American artists who resided in New York prior to WWII and shaped the American avant-garde. Between 1900 and 1942, New York City was the site of extraordinary creative exchange where artists could share ideas in a global context.. . [It] focuses on key artists from the Caribbean and Latin America , both celebrated and little-known figures of this period, including Carlos Enrquez, Alice Neel, Marius de Zayas, Francis Picabia, Joaqun Torres-Garcia, Jose Clemente Orozco, Matta, and Robert Motherwell. In addition to an introduction by Deborah Cullen, this includes several essays, among them "Art school as contact zone: Latin American artists and their teachers", by Katherine E. Manthorne; "Havana-New York: a missing link in the history of modern Cuban art", by Elvis Fuentes; "Torres-Garcia's New York: the city as icon of modern art", by Cecilia de Torres; "The allure of Harlem: correlations between Mexicanidad and the new Negro movements", by Deborah Cullen; "Seeing red: Mexican revolutionary artists in New York", by James Wechsler and more. A bilingual edition with the text in English and Spanish. Includes 123 color and 29 black and white illustrations. Somewhat oversized sguare format. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0300158960.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (a new copy).