Late last month, Cuban Art News reported on an announcement by Phillips that the auction house would begin integrating Latin American art into its evening, day, and “New Now” sales.
With the “New Now” sale of contemporary art scheduled for next Wednesday, February 28, in New York, that plan is already coming into effect.
The approximately 245 lots on offer include works by some 17 Cuban artists. Most are presented in a special section, “Contemporary Cuba.”
Artists in the “Contemporary Cuba” section include Belkis Ayón, Carlos Garaicoa, Los Carpinteros, Yoan Capote, and Manuel Mendive.
Marta María Pérez, Armando Mariño, and Sandra Ramos are also represented.
“Contemporary Cuba” includes an untitled work by Antonia Eiríz, c. 1960, similar to the one included in the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, which debuted last year at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and will open this spring at the Brooklyn Museum.
Beyond Cuba, Latin American artists in the sale include Abraham Cruzvillegas, the duo Os Gêmeos, Jaime Gili, Iván Navarro, and Enoc Pérez.
And beyond Latin America, the roster includes Andy Warhol, Marlene Dumas, Kara Walker, and George Condo, among many others.
As Kaeli Deane, head of Latin American art at Phillips, told Cuban Art News last month, “In today’s world, Latin American artists are part of most major gallery programs, and more and more Latin American artists are being featured with retrospectives at international institutions.”
And, she added, “We are seeing more and more international collectors focusing their efforts on building well-rounded collections of modern and contemporary art, and in order to do so, it is impossible to overlook Latin America.”
“New Now” takes place next Wednesday, February 28, 11 a.m., at Phillips New York.