Cuban artist Amelia Peláez (1896-1968) is widely recognized as a master of 20th-century modernism in Latin America. A new exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana takes a comprehensive look at her career.
In 1762, after a months-long battle, the British navy seized Spanish Havana, and British artists recorded the fact in beautiful engravings. Two hundred years later, prints by Cuban artists have apparently taken London by surprise—and perhaps by storm.
Two masters of Cuban contemporary art, Manuel Mendive and Flavio Garciandía, are back in the spotlight with new exhibitions demonstrating that for both of them, the artistic pulse is still going strong and the mind is working with great clarity.
On January 14, 1981, Volume I opened at the International Art Center in Havana, presenting the work of eleven young artists. The new face of the Cuban art was born. Cuban Art News offers a look back at a milestone of contemporary Cuban art.
Minutes after the opening of this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach fair, Cernuda Arte gallery sold Wifredo Lam’s 1944 painting Les Fiancés for $3 million, setting a new record for work by the artist. Cuban Art News spoke with Ramón Cernuda about the sale, Art Basel, and Cuban art.