Saturday May 28, 2016

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?

Espacios críticos habaneros: Deconstructing critical areas of Cuban art in the 1950s

Launched during Havana’s 25th International Book Fair this spring, the two-volume Espacios críticos habaneros del Arte Cubano: la década de 1950 delves into the “critical spaces” that formed and transformed the visual arts in Cuba in that era. Yenny Hernández Valdés looks at the work and its approach to the cultural landscape of the 1950s.
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