June 26, 2012Last week, noted fine arts appraiser and longtime Ludwig Foundation of Cuba supporter Alex J. Rosenberg gave an informal talk at New York’s 8th Floor Gallery to celebrate his latest book. Written with an eye toward the specifics of art appraisal in Cuba, it sparked a lively exchange with an audience of collectors, scholars, students, and art aficionados. The crowd also enjoyed a talk by artist Armando Mariño, whose solo exhibition, Armando Mariño: Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester, was on view in the gallery.
May 23, 2012In a significant indication of the growing strength of the Latin American—and specifically Cuban—modern and contemporary art market, the Christie’s sale on Tuesday evening saw exceptionally strong sales for Tomás Sánchez, followed the next night by a record-breaking price of $4.5-plus million for a 1944 Wifredo Lam at Sotheby’s.
January 17, 2012In the second installment of this two-part survey of visual arts in Cuba in 2011, Mabel Machado looks at solo exhibitions, awards, publications, auctions, and international events held on the island. Our thanks to the author and to the online cultural journal La Jiribilla for permission to present this comprehensive review on Cuban Art News.
November 21, 2011With thousands of international collectors in town for Art Basel Miami Beach, gallerist and collector Gary Nader is hosting a major auction of modern, contemporary and Latin American art next Thursday, December 1. The sale includes works by Picasso, Lichtenstein, Basquiat, Warhol—and five modern and contemporary Cuban artists.