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Mathias Goeritz Collection

Mathias Goeritz’ work arrived to the museum in 1994 as a donation of his last partner, the journalist Ana Cecilia Treviño. The collection —the vastest of this creator— is formed by 240 pieces among sculpture, painting, drawing and serigraphy, besides Goeritz’s personal archive with almost over a thousand exchanged letters with artists, critics, and agents throughout his life; invitations, journalistic articles, and photographs documenting his trajectory, as well as the personal library of the German artist.

The artistic work also stands out by the wide chronological margin it encompasses. It counts with pieces made during his stay in Spain (1946-1949); sculpture, drawing and graphics corresponding to his brief but relevant sojourn in Guadalajara (1949-1952), and the more than three decades of continued work in Mexico City.

The collection has been enriched over the past few years with the precious donations of Katy Horna and Lily Kassner, Ph.D.

"El cuento" [The Tale], 1945. Oil on canvas. 9.5 x 130 cm.

"Lissette" [Lissette], 1945. Gouache on paper. 66.7 x 48 cm.

"Cerca del río" [Near the River], circa 1947-48. Gouache on paper. 34 x 46.6 cm.

"En el mar la vida es más bonita" [At the Sea the Life is Prettier], 1948. Gouache on paper. 34 x 45.5 cm.

Sin título [Untitled], circa 1948. Ink on paper. 33.5 x 45 cm.

Sin título [Untitled], circa 1948. Gouache and ink on paper. 33 x 49 cm.

"Calvarios" [Calvaries], 1951. Ink and gouache on paper. 42 x 61 cm.

"Triángulos" [Triangles], 1960. Gouache on paper. 72.5 x 59 cm.

Untitled, undated. Ink and gouache on paper. 29 x 39 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache and ink on paper. 39 x 29 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache on paper. 35 x 50 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache on paper. 39 x 57.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache on paper. 56.5 x 76 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache on paper. 50 x 35 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache on paper. 50.5 x 35 cm.

Untitled, undated. Ink on paper. 28 x 38 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache and ink on paper. 28 x 38.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache and ink on paper. 27.5 x 38 cm.

Untitled, undated. Ink on paper. 35 x 50.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache and ink on paper. 25.5 x 33 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache and ink on paper. 35 x 50 cm

Untitled, undated. Gouache and ink on paper. 27.5 x 38 cm.

Untitled, undated. Gouache and ink on paper. 28 x 38 cm.

Untitled, undated. Ink and gouache on paper. 28 x 33.5 cm.

"Dibujo para escultura" [Sculpture Drawing], 1955. Ink on paper. 75.5 x 55.5 cm.

"Dibujo para escultura" [Sculpture Drawing], circa 1955. Ink on paper. 78 x 57.9 cm.

"Dibujo para escultura" [Sculpture Drawing], circa 1955. Ink on paper. 75.5 x 55.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Collage over serigraphy. 35.5 x 36.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Collage over serigraphy. 36.5 x 35.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Collage over serigraphy. 36.5 x 35.5 cm.

Serie: "La partida de baile", 1947. Serigraphy. 44.5 x 59 cm.

Serie: "Eros" [Eros], 1949. Serigraphy. 30.0 x 21.5 cm.

"Salvador de Auschwitz (V)" [Savior of Auschwitz (V9)], 1953. Serigraphy. 51 x 44.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. (The Salter Center, Jerusalem). Serigraphy. 56.5 x 76.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Serigraphy. 56.5 x 76.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Serigraphy. 21/25 66.5 x 61.5 cm.

"Vista lateral de un proyecto insólito" [Side View of an Unusual Project], undated. Lito-offset. 39.5 x 54 cm.

"Mensaje 2, Lev. xiv: 54" [Message 2, Lev. xiv: 54], 1958. Perforated sheet on wood. 55.5 x 35.7 cm.

"Mensaje las cruces" [Message the crosses], circa 1959. Perforated sheet on wood. 57 x 57 cm.

"Mensaje" [Message], undated. Gilded and perforated metal sheet on wood. 70 x 70 cm.

"Mensaje" [Message], undated. Gilded and perforated metal sheet on wood. 70 x 70 cm.

"Mensaje"[Message], undated. Gilded and perforated metal sheet on wood. 70X70 cm.

"Energía" [Energy] circa 1983. Bronze, green patina. 75 x 45 x 39 cm.

"Mensaje" [Message], undated. Golden wood. 34.9 x 34.9 x 8.9 cm.

"Mensaje" [Message], undated. Perforated brass on painted wood. 20.7 x 20.7 x 4.1 cm.

"Mensaje" [Message], undated. Perforated brass on painted wood. 18.3 x 30.5 x 4.1 cm.

"Mensaje" [Message], undated. Bronze on green patina. 74.5 x 74.5 x 7 cm.

"Mensaje" [Message], 1986. Brass and aluminum on wood. 222 x 222 x 14 cm.

Untitled, undated. Ties on wood. 70.2 x 100 cm.

Untitled, undated. Ties on wood. 68.7 x 68.7 cm.

"Mujer barroca y estática" [Baroque and Static Woman], 1949-52. Wood 16.5 x 52 x 25 cm.

"Mujer barroca y estática" [Baroque and Static Woman], 1949-52. Wood. 16.5 x 52 x 25 cm.

Sin título [Untitled], 1952-53. Fragment of the template for the plastic poem of "El Eco". Trimmed and painted wood. 29 x 76.5 cm.

"Moisés" [Moses], 1954-55. Wood carving with iron applications. 2 x 24 cm.

Untitled, ca. 1955. Carved and assembled wood. 80.4 x 53.8 x 19.4 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bottle caps on wood. 30 x 108 x 4 cm.

"Construcción inacabada" [Unfinished Construction], 1955. Black wood, two pieces. 60 x 15 x 3.4; 81 x 4.1 x 3.9 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze, brown patina. 57.3 x 20.4 x 7.6 cm.

"Cross in the box, Proyecto para una catedral" [Cross in the box, Project for a Cathedral], 1960-61. Open wood. 122.5 x 92.5 x 16 cm. Closed 33.5 x 33.5 x 33.8 cm.

Untitled, undated. Golden wood. 33.3 x 7.3 x 7.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Painted wood. 26.3 x 26.7 x 6.3 cm.

"Autorretratos" [Self-portraits], undated. Sculptural set, 3 pieces. Bronze, brown patina.

Untitled, undated.Bronze, green patina. 7 x 5.7 x 5.6 cm.

"Viejo malhumorado" [Grumpy Old Man], undated. Bronze. 9 x 5.5 x 5.3 cm.

"Autorretrato juvenile" [Youthful Self-portrait], undated. Bronze. 5.3 x 14.6 x 4 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze, green patina. 13.5 x 12 x 12.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze. 19 x 19 x 19 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze. 15 x 18.5 x 18 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze. 15 x 18 x 19 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze, green patina. 26 x 28 x 20.5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze, green patina. 22 x 21 x 7 cm.

"El otro animal herido" [The Other Injured Animal], 1951. Bronze, green patina. 28 x 30.8 x 19 cm.

"Tu mano" [Your Hand], 1952. Bronze, green patina. 37 x 12 x 15.2 cm. Unnumbered edition.

"Los amantes del alma" [Soul Lovers], 1954. Bronze, black marble base. 47 x 15 x 4 cm. Base 13 x 13 x 4.5 cm.

"El angelito gritón" [The Screaming Little Angel], undated. Bronze, green patina (black marble base). 42 x 30 x 13 cm. Base 23 x 23 x 1.5 cm.

Sin título [Untitled], ca. 1955. Stone. 55 x 40 x 40 cm.

"Custodia" [Custody], 1961-62. Bronze, green patina. 120 x 105 x 17 cm.

"Energía" [Energy], ca. 1983. Bronze, green patina. 17.3 x 20.3 x 18.2 cm.

"Energía" [Energy], circa 1983. Bronze, green patina. 39 x 21.5 x 21.3 cm.

"Energía" [Energy], circa 1983. Bronze, green patina. 75 x 45 x 39 cm.

"Energía" [Energy], circa 1983. Painted metal. 97 x 31 x 31 cm,

Untitled, undated. Iron and wood (5 pieces). Yellow wood. 31.4 x 11.6 x 4.1; iron 31.5 x 17.8 x 4.5; golden iron 38.5 x 14 x 7; green wood 39.8x x 14.1 x 7; wood 26.5 x 19.9 x 8.2 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze, green patina. 20 x 47.4 x 25.5 cm. Unnumbered edition.

"Objeto marino" [Marine Object], undated. Bronze, green patina. 14.7 x 53.9 x 8.9 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze, green patina. 8.5 x 33 x 8.2 cm.

Untitled, undated. Bronze, green patina. 8.2 x 22.8 x 17.6 cm.

Untitled, undated. Iron. 10.1 x 10 x 5 cm.

Untitled, undated. Painted iron. 15.5 x 10 x 8.8 cm.

Untitled, undated. Painted iron. 25.5 x 10 x 8.8 cm.

Mensaje [Message], undated. Gilded brass on painted wood. 20.7 x 20.7 x 4.2 cm.

Mensaje [Message], undated. Gilded brass on painted wood. 20.7 x 20.7 x 4.2 cm.

Untitled, undated. Painted iron, three pieces. Various measures 36.7 x 6.1 x 6.5 57.1 x 9.3 x 9.7 69.5 x 11.5 x 11.8 cm.

Untitled, undated. Golden iron. 20.5 x 20.7 x 8.7 cm.

Untitled, undated. Golden iron. 20.4 x 20.3 x 8 cm.

"La osa mayor" [The Big Dipper], 1968. Sculptural set pieces of bronze, green patina. 29.2 x 5.8 x 5.8 black 29.3 x 5.8 x 5.8 green 29.2 x 6 x 6 gold 29.5 x 5 x 6 green 29.3 x 5.8 x 5.8 green 29.3 x 6 x 6 black 29.4 x 5.9 x 5.6 cm.

"Estrella negra" [Black Star], circa. 1968. Painted metal. 78.5 x 23 cm.

"Las puertas a la nada" [The Gates to Nowhere], 1971. Sculptural set, 14 pieces. Painted iron. 5.5 x 19.3 x 8 4.6 x 40.5 x 6.3 4.2 x 25.3 x 6.5 3.4 x 29.8 x 4.7 6.5 x 33.1 x 5.1 4.6 x 23.6 x 3.7 4 x 20.5 x 6 9.2 x 30.1 x 3 5.3 x 27.7 x 7.9 3.1 x 22.5 x 25 2.4 x 16.5 x 11 6.6 x 21.6 x 2.4 7.7 x 26 x 11.1 5.8 x 34.5 x 9 cm.

Maqueta para “El Coco de Tecamachalco” [Model for "El Coco de Tecamachalco"], 1978. Painted metal. 69 x 67.5 x 67.5 cm. Base: 18 x 18 x 18 cm.

"La corona de Bambi" [Bambi's Crown], 1979-80. Painted metal. 150 x 85 cm.

Untitled, undated. Painted wood. 127.6 x 90 cm. Diameter.

"Cono" [Cone], undated. Wood. 52 x 38 cm.

"Esfera" [Sphere], undated. Hollow metal. 40 cm.

"Esfera" [Sphere], undated. Painted wood. 35 cm.

Untitled, undated. Painted metal. 38.5 x 70 cm.

"Cubo de madera" [Wooden Cube], undated. Wood. 7.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm.

"Rectángulo de metal dorado" [Gold Metal Rectangle], undated. Gold metal. 14.6 x 9.6 x 7.3 cm.