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EDUARDO CHILLIDA, Carnegie International Series for Carnegie Museum of Art Exhibition, 1979

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Eduardo Chillida (Spanish, 1924–2002)

Carnegie International Series for Carnegie Museum of Art Exhibition, 1979

Etching on wove paper

  • Overall Size: 12.75 x 25.5 in. (32.38 x 64.77 cm.)
  • Framed Size: 19.5 x 33 in. (49.53 x 83.82 cm.)
Signed, inscribed and numbered on recto

Edition 3/75

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, pub.

This important Eduardo Chillida etching was part of a series created by the artist especially for his 1979 retrospective at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. This piece bears the artist's hand inscription - a dedication to major benefactors of the exhibition, Toto and Jim Fisher. Mr. Fisher was a trustee of Carnegie Institute, as well as a board member for the Carnegie Science Center and the Carnegie Museum of Art, and he helped found the Fellows at the Carnegie Museum of Art. This work comes in the original 1970s period museum frame. 

Chillida began his career in 1943 studying architecture at the University of Madrid. In 1947, he turned to drawing and sculpture and by 1948 had moved to Paris, then the capital of the art world. His work reflects his architectural training, displaying an underlying sense of structural organization as well as discipline in materials, planning of spatial relationships, and scale. 

Major retrospectives of Chillida’s graphic and sculptural work have been mounted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Guggenheim Museum; Palacio de Miramar, San Sebastián; and Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Chillida’s monumental sculptures, designed for both urban and more reclusive spaces, are permanently installed internationally and comprise a major facet of his artistic production.

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