Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Joseph Constable, Rebecca Lewin. Text by Andrea Bowers, Michael Govan, Juan A. Gaitán, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Marie Heilich, Matt Mullican, Yana Peel, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
The first monograph on Los Angeles legend Luchita Hurtado, whose colorful, surrealist paintings are now garnering recognition after decades on the fringes
At 98 years old, Luchita Hurtado (born 1929) is finally gaining mainstream recognition for the bright, geometric patterns and the surrealist nature scenes of her virbant paintings, but the Venezuela-born, California-based artist is no stranger to the art world. Though she once rubbed elbows with the likes of Frida Kahlo and Marcel Duchamp early on in her career, Hurtado now has the spotlight to herself, with solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and London, and this very first comprehensive, fully illustrated monograph detailing her artistic process and the prolific output of work from throughout her career.
In addition to reproductions of Hurtado's strikingly contemporary drawings and paintings, Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn also includes a series of vignettes penned by Hurtado's son, the artist Matt Mullican, as well as an interview between the artist and Hans Ulrich Obrist.