Wednesday June 1, 2016

Happy Birthday, Carmen Herrera

In a visit to Herrera in her studio, the conversation turns to artists she has known through the decades. In the process, a highly personal glimpse of Cuban art history comes to light, and long-absent friends are included in the party.

Spring Auction Report: A Subdued Season, with Some Notable Breakthroughs

With this month’s modern and contemporary sales reportedly down 45 percent over last May’s figures, expectations for the week’s Latin American sales were moderate at best. But works by Cuban artists turned in solid results at all three auction houses, with some notable breakthroughs. 

Photo Walk-Through: Cuba Libre: Contemporary Cuban Art Since Peter Ludwig

Using works from the Ludwig Collection as its starting point, the exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz explores the trends that have shaped later generations of Cuban artists and their work.

On "Dialogues in Cuban Art: An Exchange Program Between Havana and Miami"

Janet Batet reports on the two-day symposium that took place in Miami at the end of April. Here in Part 1, she discusses the panel on Cuban art in Miami, with the report on the artists’ and curators’ panels to come in Part 2.

Spring Auction Preview: Latin American Art in New York City

Next week brings the spring Latin American sales to New York City, and with them, a strong slate of contemporary and 20th-century Cuban works—and even more Lams than last season. Last November, several contemporary works soared past their high estimates. Will the trend continue?
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