Wednesday December 13, 2017

Auctions

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.

Auction Preview: Laura González on Contemporary Cuban Art at Phillips

Phillips’ head of Latin American art talks about the first stand-alone section of Cuban contemporary art in a major auction—why it’s historic, why it’s happening now, and the lots to watch.
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