May 23, 2013Who was Loreta Janeta Velázquez? In her documentary Rebel, filmmaker María Agui Carter explores the astonishing story of this pampered daughter of a wealthy Cuban family who disguised herself as a man and fought in the American Civil War. Was Loreta a historical figure, or a fictional character? Recent research indicates that she did indeed exist.
May 21, 2013New York’s Latin American auctions kick off this Thursday, May 23, with the 4 p.m. sale at Phillips de Pury, followed by Sotheby’s on Tuesday, May 28 and Christie’s on Wednesday, May 29. Cuban art is well represented at all three auction houses. Here are a few of the lots we’ll be watching.
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