The Latin American auctions in New York brought about the highest totals in the field since its beginning in 1979. Sotheby’s totaled $23,001,200 and Christie’s $16,327,520. Wifredo Lam made new records with his work on paper from 1944, which made the cover of the Christies’s Catalog and sold for a total of $1,304,000. Fernando Botero obtained the highest auction record for a living Latin artist also at Christie’s when his painting The Musicians from 1979 sold for $2,032,000, a record that was duplicated at Sotheby’s when another painting with the same theme, Four Musicians, from 1984 sold for the same amount. Sotheby’s also holds the record for Fernando Botero’s sculpture which was achieved by the bronze Bird, from 1988 that sold for $1,052,000. Sotheby’s top lot was the most expensive for the season. Frida Kahlo’s Roots, a well known painting from 1943, achieved a new record for any Latin American artist at $5,616,000, surpassing her prior record of $5,065,750 from 2000. Also at Sotheby’s Francisco Zúñiga achieved a world record for his bronze sculpture with Cuatro Mujeres de Pie from 1974 which achieved $3,712.000. Sotheby’s also achieved world record prices for Tomás Sánchez, with Gracia en la Cascada from 1992 which sold at $363,200 and Julio Ruelas for Vision de la Conquista which sold for $363,200.
Ramón Williams is an artist that shows little concern about boundaries. Formed as an art educator, his perception of art is undermined by a sense of integrality that allows him to move from one art … +
Alonso Art in Wynwood Art District opens the exhibition Moving Image: Video, Animation and Software Art, featuring works by Francis Acea, Alexandre Arrechea, Ramie Blatt and Claudio Castillo. Moving Image is a simple approach to … +
After a successful launch in 2005, Pulse Miami returns to the Wynwood District, running concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach at 2700 NW 2nd Avenue at NW 27th Street in Wynwood Art District. During its … +
Safety Box is a project room created by Francis Acea, exhibited in association with PM Gallery owners Martin Parker and Gary Mercer. The exhibition examines critical representations of value in contemporary marketplace, establishing a parallel … +