The Houston Collection


Earlier, I  indicated that THE HOUSTON COLLECTION is perhaps not the most important nor the largest Zalce collection — but I feel a need to add that it also really might  be!   Numerous works in the collection have interesting histories,  have been often-published,  represent a style or a year that is special, and on and on.

For example, on this page:

Pescadores shows fishermen working with their nets.  It was made with Duco (the brand name for a  French auto paint, out of production since the 70’s).   Parts of  Pescadores were brushed and spread with Duco,  but much of the paint was poured and dripped onto cardboard to bring about this wonderful work (see close-up).   It too has been exhibited and  published several times.

Pajareras (Bird Dealers in English)  is special  to me because for years it had hung inside Maestro Zalce’s front door,  which means he selected it for his own personal enjoyment.  It has also been published in books and magazines.

Muchacha  was first published in the small but important 1984  book  Alfredo Zalce - Un Arte Propio,  which can now only rarely be found in antique markets.


 

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Hombre
45 x 38 cms.
1956 lapiz/papel
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Muchacha
49 x 33 cms.
1983 lapiz/papel
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Gato
50 x 36 cms.
1990 lapiz/papel
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Casas En El Cerro
88 x 108 cms.
1975 acrilico/tela
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Pescadores
56 x 71 cms.
1979 duco/carton
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Pescadores
close-up section of "Pescadores
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Pajareras
70 x 85 cms.
1993 acrilico/mazonite
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Monica.jpg
33 x 40 cms.
1999 Tinta sobre Plastico
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Paisaje Con Elote Seco
69 x 52 cms.
1960 Acrilico y Duco sobre Masonite

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