Sunday May 28, 2017

Spring Auction Report: Strong Results for Herrera, Mendive, Fabelo and Cárdenas

With exceptional works and the largest number of lots by Cuban artists, Christie’s continued to position itself as a leader in modern and contemporary Cuban art.

Emerging Artists on Video

This spring, the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation launched CIFO ArtChannel, a YouTube channel focusing on emerging artists and experimental art forms. Here, the first two videos on Cuban artists, with a brief written intro by CIFO director Eugenio Valdés Figueroa.

A Tribute to Luis Miret

Luis Miret, longtime director of Galería Habana and president of the auction house Subasta Habana, died last Thursday evening, May 11, at the age of 58. With contributions from friends and colleagues, Cuban Art News offers a tribute to a tireless advocate of Cuban art.

Tonel: The Art of Luis Miret

With the passing last week of Luis Miret, longtime gallerist and tireless promoter of Cuban art, the artist Tonel (Antonio Eligio) looks back on their friendship of 25 years, and the qualities that made Miret so pivotal to Cuban contemporary art.

Update: Ponjuán in Havana, Garaicoa in Spain, Bruguera in San Francisco & New York

Levi Orta and Gabriel Sánchez Toledo open in Havana, René Francisco “seminars” in Utrecht, and geometric abstraction arrives in São Paulo. In Miami, PAMM prepares a long-running show of Cuban art while two exhibitions salute the Cuban Republic and Eduardo Abela. Tania Bruguera opens a West Coast show, and waves a different sort of flag in New York.
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