Guillermo Kuitca, among the foremost painters in the world today, is now enjoying a major retrospective at the Walker Art Museum. Here, a sampling of his work, which uses everyday images—of maps and beds and theaters—to dramatize our private journey through public spaces.

Guillermo Kuitca
Everything   2004
Mixed media on canvas
4 parts, each: 120 x 65 in. overall: 120 x 260 in.
Courtesy Sperone Westwater

Guillermo Kuitca
Afghanistan    1990
Mixed media on mattress
67 x 118 x 4 3/4 in.
Daros-Latinamerica Collection, Zürich

Guillermo Kuitca
Untitled    1992
Acrylic on mattress with wood and bronze legs
20 beds each 15 ¾ x 23 5/8 x 47 ¼ in.
Tate Collection
Purchased with assistance from the Latin American Acquisitions Committee and the Estate of Tom Bendhem 2004

Guillermo Kuitca
Untitled   1995
Mixed media on canvas
36 x 64 in.
Private Collection, New York


Guillermo Kuitca
Untitled    2007
Oil on canvas
76 ¾ x 149 5/8 in.
Collection of the artist, Buenos Aires
Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

Guillermo Kuitca
El mar dulce    1986
Acrylic on canvas
78 ¾ x 118 in.
Collection Paul and Trudy Cejas – Cejas Art Ltd.

Guillermo Kuitca
Desenlace I    2006
Oil on linen
74 ¾ x 149 5/8 in.
Daros-Latinamerica Collection, Zürich
Photo: Dominique Uldry, Bern


Guillermo Kuitca
Trauerspiel   2001
Oil on canvas
77 x 133 ¼ in.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2003
Photo: Lee Stalsworth

The images provided are to be used solely in conjunction with the exhibition Guillermo Kuitca: Everything—Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980–2008. All other usage must be cleared with the Public Relations Department of the Walker Art Center prior to publication (612-375-7651 or