Friday May 6, 2016

Autumn Auction Report: Lam & Sánchez Whiz Past High Estimates, Other Artists Follow

With Wifredo Lam and Tomás Sánchez leading the pack as usual, a number of Cuban artists made a strong showing in an auction week dominated by the sale of the Lorenzo H. Zambrano collection.

VIDEO: A 6-Acre Portrait in Washington, DC

As our U.S. readers celebrate the Thanskgiving holiday weekend, we look back at a work of “land art” that Cuban-born artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada created in the nation’s capital: a composite portrait that he calls “a celebration of diversity.”

Photo Walk-Through: Yoán Capote’s Open Mind at Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Earlier this fall, we wrote about five Cuban artists participating in Nuit Blanche, the annual dusk-to-dawn art event in Toronto. Yoán Capote takes us through the creative process behind Open Mind, 2014, his outdoor installation for Nuit Blanche.

The Utility of History: Excavating the Past Through Art

La utilidad de la Historia (The Utility of HIstory) is a provocative show of emerging and established artists at Factoría Habana, on view through December 15. Mabel Machado looks at the exhibition with co-curator Alejandro Machado.

Latin American Auction Preview: New York

Next week brings the New York Latin American sales at Phillips, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s. Here’s our take on the season’s trends in Cuban art at auction, what to watch for, and best bets for new collectors.
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