Friday November 27, 2015

Autumn Auction Report: Leaps for Herrera, Fabelo, Mendive, The Merger

For Cuban art, the Latin American auctions started well and kept gathering momentum, with more works surpassing their estimates as the week progressed—in some cases, making a stellar leap.

Update: Galleria Continua Opens, Biennial Changes Date, and a Season of Cuban Culture Comes to Miami

Havana takes center stage with a busy month of openings, capped by Galleria Continua’s debut in its Chinatown space and its show at Wifredo Lam. Carlos Garaicoa welcomes the first artist to his Havana residency program, and Cuban artists join an international show in Lower Manhattan.

Auction Preview: Latin American in New York

The Latin American sales arrive this week at Phillips, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s, bringing a solid mix of contemporary Cuban art, modern and vanguardia works, and a full dozen lots by Wifredo Lam.

VIDEO - Film Update: Carmen Herrera, MoMA, and a Cuban Oscar entry…from Ireland

Havana Formell to premiere in France, the Carmen Herrera film screens in New York, and the Carlos Varela film The Poet of Havana is coming to HBO. MoMA screens UNESCO-recognized Cuban newsreels, and Ireland sends a Havana coming-of-age story to the Oscars.

Julio Larraz: “This is the golden time for Cuban art”

On the eve of his recent gallery opening in Chelsea, Julio Larraz met with Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber for a second, wide-ranging conversation. On the agenda: art, collecting, sources of inspiration, and the “imaginative, powerful, awe-inspiring” work of contemporary Cuban artists.
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