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Gego, Untitled, 1970, ink and silk screen on paper, 13 x 19".

Gego

Frederico Seve Gallery

Gego, Untitled, 1970, ink and silk screen on paper, 13 x 19".

The maverick modernist Gego was born Gertrud Goldschmidt in 1912, into a Jewish banking family in Hamburg. She trained as an architect, then fled in 1939 to Venezuela, where she taught and made art for the rest of her life. At the time of her death in 1994, Gego was respected as a sculptor in Latin America but uncelebrated elsewhere, despite a stint in the early ’60s when she was represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York and hobnobbed with Naum Gabo and Josef and Anni Albers. Important fine-art presses (including Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles) produced her prints, and it has been through these prints, as well as her drawings, that New York audiences have had recent access to the artist’s mischievous and elegant sensibility. In 2007, the Drawing Center hosted “Gego, Between Transparency and the Invisible,” a survey organized by Mari Carmen Ramírez that

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