FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LATIN AMERICAN MASTERS
September 16 - October 29
Opening Reception: Friday,  September 16, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.


Bernice Kolko (1905-1970), "FRIDA KAHLO", c.1953, platinum print.

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036-2517
Tel (323) 938-5222 Fax (323) 938-0577
E-mail, <jrutberg@jackrutbergfinearts.com>
Web site, <http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/>
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm

A portfolio sampling of the “Latin American Masters” exhibition may be viewed at the gallery's Web site,
<http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/JRutbergFile/JRutbergArtists/LatinAmerican.html>

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is opening its "Latin American Masters" exhibition on September 16, 2005, running through October 29, 2005.

This exhibition includes more than 80 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture by such major Latin American artists as Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Leonora Carrington, Dr. Atl, Gunther Gerzso, Roberto Matta, David Alfredo Siqueiros, Jean Charlot, Carlos Merida, Jose Luis Cuevas, Rodolfo Morales, Rafael Coronel, Francisco Toledo, Francisco Zuniga, and others. The exhibition compliments the growing international interest in Latin American art as reflected in recent museum exhibitions, auction activity and contemporary collecting, and continues the gallery’s commitment to offering important works of American, European, and Latin American art.

Several highlights of the exhibition of particular interest to collectors will include a rare work by Alfredo Ramos-Martinez - an easel-size fresco that portrays one of his iconic floral still lifes, a large painting and rare sculptures by Rufino Tamayo, and  also on view are early and rare oil paintings by the Mexican artist Francisco Zuniga (born in Costa Rica), as well as the introduction of sixteen previously unpublished woodcuts from the mid -1930s, now exhibited and made available to collectors for the first time.  

Most remarkable, are 10 portraits of Frida Kahlo, including her death portrait requested by her husband, Diego Rivera. These portraits by photographer, Bernice Kolko, never before exhibited, are an evocation of a particular historic moment and personality, and are compelling photographic achievements.  The exhibition of these most intimate images of Frida Kahlo serve as a fitting tribute to Bernice Kolko, whose centennial will be celebrated this year in a solo exhibition devoted to her photographs at the Museo Frida Kahlo, in Mexico City.

"Latin American Masters" opens with a reception on Friday, September 16, from 7 to 9:30 PM.

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is located at 357 N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM and 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. For further information, please phone (323) 938-5222.  Images available by request.
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