Monday February 19, 2018


Auction Report: Strong Results for Carreño at Christie’s and Sotheby’s

It was Mario Carreño’s turn to shine at this week’s New York Latin American sales, taking the top spot for Cuban art in both the Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions, while a work by José Bedia more than tripled its high estimate at Phillips.

Auction Preview: Latin American Sales in New York

Will the momentum of this month’s record-breaking contemporary art sales carry over to next week’s Latin American auctions? How about Lygia Clark’s acclaimed retrospective now on view at MoMA? And what effect might they have on Cuban art? Here’s a look at the upcoming sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips.

Update: Esquivel in Spain, Getting “Real” in Tokyo, and Debating “God or Devil?” in Havana

Alexis Esquivel opens his first solo museum show in Europe in Las Palmas, Duvier Del Dago wraps up a residency in France, Our America comes to Miami, Permission to be Global opens in Boston, and a Soriano painting takes up residence in Southern California.

Auction Addendum: The Jaws of Life at Sotheby’s

The work by The-Merger zoomed past its high estimate in last week’s Sotheby’s sale.

Auction Week Wrap-Up: Top Quality Works Shine in the Sales Rooms

Cuban contemporary art took a turn in the spotlight this week, especially at the Phillips sale, while outstanding works by Wifredo Lam and Tomás Sânchez turned in predictably strong results for Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
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