Wednesday December 13, 2017


Art Appraisal in Cuba: Alex J. Rosenberg at The 8th Floor Gallery

Last 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.

Lam, Sánchez Shatter Pre-Sale NY Auction Estimates

In 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.

A Recap From the Island, Part 2

In 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.

Update: Cuban Art at Nader Auction, Segura in Havana, Boleto Comes to MoMA

Lively bidding for Cuban art at Gary Nader debut auction, Esterio Segura solos at galería Servando, Boleto al paraíso encores in New York City, and Flavio Garciandía looks ahead to January.

Gary Nader Launches New Miami Auction Venture on December 1

With 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.
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