Antonio Berni: Paper Revelations. 1922–1981

Bilingual edition, Spanish/English
Texts: Marcelo E. Pacheco
Graphic Design: Eduardo Rey
Translations: Kit Maude
Photography: Viviana Gil

432 pages
Format: 21 x 25 cm
ISBN 978-987-1358-45-8

This book was published as a companion to the exhibition, Antonio Berni: Paper
Revelations 1922–1981
, a comprehensive overview of the artist’s drawings, from his
early landscapes made on the outskirts of Rosario, Santa Fe Province, to the sketches
for his murals in San Luis Gonzaga Chapel, in Las Heras, Buenos Aires Province, the
year he died. The publication includes a record of the drawings, illustrations, sketches
for paintings, engravings and studies displayed in the exhibition, reflecting Berni
versatility’s, interests and political concerns. The texts that accompany this journey
through his images were written by Marcelo E. Pacheco, one of Argentina’s most prolific
researchers in art.

Antonio Berni. Paper Revelations 1922-1981 presents a set of unpublished works on
paper covering his entire career, from the early landscapes from Rosario around 1922
to the sketches for his murals for the Chapel of San Luis Gonzaga in Las Heras, in the
province of Buenos Aires, dated 1981, the year of his death. The selection of pieces is
made up of drawings, illustrations, sketches for paintings, engravings and murals,
studies of hitherto unknown motifs and studies he later developed in his studio. Also
included are images of works that have now disappeared and a striking collection of
political drawings from the 60s and 70s that address some of the most important events
of the 20th Century: (…) In the over 200 drawings selected for this exhibition from the
huge set that has recently been discovered, we see how each was a work of its time,
allowing us a privileged glimpse into the great master’s political and visual thoughts. ’

                                                                                                       Victoria Noorthoorn

The exhibition Antonio Berni: Paper Revelations. 1922–1981 was presented at the museum
from 26 October 2016 until 16 April 2017.