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CUBA MODERNA and More -The Highest Valued Latin American Art Auction to Date

November 2, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba
Diego Rivera (18861957), Niña con vestido rosa. 1930. (Source: Google Images)

Diego Rivera , Niña con vestido rosa. Copyright, Christie’s

There may come a time, soon we hope, when all artists are known as “Artists,” without designation of gender, or nationality.

Until then, every artists’ gender, and nationality should be stated for world-wide recognition.

From Art Daily:
“NEW YORK, NY.-Christie’s announces the fall season of Latin American Art with the live auction taking place November 22-23 and an online sale running November 16 – December 1. Combined, the sales include nearly 300 lots and is expected to realize in excess of $30 million, making it one of the highest valued Latin American auctions to-date at Christie’s.
                                 Latin American Art, Christie’s 22 – 23 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza


                                                 Wifredo Lam’Sur les traces (Transformation) (Source: Google Images)
 “Masterworks from a Private Collection, is an unprecedented single-owner collection of modern and contemporary Cuban art of nearly forty works that span from the historical vanguardia through modern masters, artists that experimented in abstraction and Surrealism, and contemporary painters. The collection is led by Wifredo Lam’s Sur les traces (Transformation), painted in 1945 (estimate: $2,500,000-3,500,000), and Mariano Rodriguez’s Pelea de gallos, painted in 1942 (estimate: $800,000-1,200,000). “
 Browse All Lots From the Sale
Rufino Tamayo's Sandías (Watermelons) Copyright, Christie's

Rufino Tamayo’s Sandías (Watermelons) Copyright, Christie’s

“Also highlighting the sale are works by distinguished Mexican artists, Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957), with exceptional provenance. From The Lewin Family Collection comes Rufino Tamayo’s Sandías (Watermelons), painted in 1969 (estimate: $1,200,000-1,800,000); from The Private Art Collection of Marta and Plácido Domingo is Tamayo’s Tierra quemada, painted in 1951 (estimate: $500,000-700,000); and from the Audain Collection is Diego Rivera (1886-1957), Niña con vestido rosa, painted in 1930 (estimate: $500,000-700,000).”


“Fernando Botero (b. 1932) has strong representation with over ten works, led by his large-scale oil-on-canvas, A Family, painted in 1997 (estimate: $1,200,000-1,800,000), from The Collection of Ruth and Jerome Siegel. The family was the subject “par excellence” for Botero, for its formal possibilities and historical resonance. This work boasts a carefully calibrated palette and a grouping of his iconic figures around a formidable matriarch figure. “


“Matta (1911-2002), Dar a la luz un mundo, painted in 1960 (estimate: $500,000-700,000).”
“Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949), Port of New York, painted in 1923 ($300,000-400,000).”
                                                           Joaquín Torres-García , Port of New York (Source: Google Images)
Sergio Camargo Untitled (Relief No. 325), (Source: : Google Images)

Sergio Camargo Untitled (Relief No. 325), (Source: : Google Images)

“Featured contemporary works include Sergio Camargo (1930-1990), Untitled (Relief No. 325), executed in 1970 (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000); Pablo Atchugarry (b. 1954), Untitled, executed in 2015 (estimate: $150,000-200,000); and Guillermo Kuitca (b. 1961), Deng Haag – Praha, painted in 1989 ($600,000-800,000).” (Source: All quotes from  Art Daily)
To view more contemporary Cuban Art visit: Pintores Cubanos Contemporáneos

One comment on “CUBA MODERNA and More -The Highest Valued Latin American Art Auction to Date

  1. Fantastic work. Of course I can’t afford more than $2,500,000 for the Wifredo Lam. Admittedly a lowball bid. Problem is I’m sure it will reach the $3,500,000 mark or more so why bother?

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